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The ABCs of pesticide toxicology: amounts, biology, and chemistry

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Abstract

Everyone is affected directly or indirectly by pesticide use and safety. The magnitude and perception of this effect depend on one's individual involvement or vantage point. The researcher seeks discovery and the entrepreneur goes after financial rewards. The general public wants food, health and safety. Pesticide toxicology is a core issue in these relationships. The three goals of toxicology research on pesticides are first to create new knowledge and chemicals, second to evaluate their effectiveness and safety and third to regulate their use. What amounts of pesticides are applied and do we really understand their biology and chemistry? This review addresses the ABCs of pesticide toxicology, i.e. their amounts, biology and chemistry.

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The article was received on 17 Jul 2017, accepted on 14 Aug 2017 and first published on 22 Aug 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TX00198C
Citation: Toxicol. Res., 2017, Advance Article
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    The ABCs of pesticide toxicology: amounts, biology, and chemistry

    J. E. Casida and R. J. Bryant, Toxicol. Res., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TX00198C

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