The Pesticide Question

Environment, Economics and Ethics

Editors: Pimentel, David, Lehman, Hugh (Eds.)

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Pesticides have contributed impressively to our present-day agricultural productivity, but at the same time they are at the center of serious concerns about safety, health, and the environment. Increasingly, the public wonders whether the benefits of pesticides - `the perfect red apple' - outweigh the costs of environmental pollution, human illness, and the destruction of animals and our habitat. Scientists and government officials are suspected of promoting commercial interests rather than protecting human welfare.

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`A comprehensive discussion of the pesticide policy debate.'
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`...useful, in places, as a source of information and is certainly stimulating.'
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`... a useful presentation of the problems connected with pesticide use.'
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • New Directions for Pesticide Use

    Lehman, Hugh

    Pages 3-9

  • The Impact of Pesticides on the Environment

    Edwards, Clive A.

    Pages 13-46

  • Assessment of Environmental and Economic Impacts of Pesticide Use

    Pimentel, David (et al.)

    Pages 47-84

  • The Relationship Between “Cosmetic Standards” for Foods and Pesticide Use

    Pimentel, David (et al.)

    Pages 85-105

  • Risk of Pesticide-Related Health Effects: An Epidemiologic Approach

    Schuman, Stanley

    Pages 106-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pesticide Question
Book Subtitle
Environment, Economics and Ethics
Editors
  • David Pimentel
  • Hugh Lehman
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-36973-0
DOI
10.1007/b102353
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-03581-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-6998-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 442
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