Pesticide Residues in Food 1997, Part I: Toxicological and Environmental
Prepared by the joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues 1998,
ix + 359 pages (English) ISBN 92 4 166513 0, CHF 80.-/USD 72.00; In
developing countries: CHF 56. Order no. 1280013.
This book presents detailed evaluations of the available toxicological
and other safety data for thirteen pesticides and one metabolite that
have the potential to leave residues in food commodities. Data on
risks posed to the environment by an additional two pesticides are
The evaluation is part of an ongoing series of activities coordinated
by FAO and WHO since 1963 and used to advise governments and the Codex
Alimentarius Commission of possible hazards to consumers arising from
the presence of pesticide residues in food. To this end, panels of
experts, jointly appointed by the two agencies, scrutinize data submitted
by pesticide manufacturers and regulatory authorities. Conclusions,
which are based on a rigorous assessment of all relevant toxicological
studies, form the basis for the acceptable daily intakes for humans
established by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues.
Toxicological evaluations cover the following pesticides: abamectin,
amitrole, chlormequat, fenamiphos, fenbuconazole, fenthion, fipronil,
guazatine, lindane, malathion, methidathion, phosalone, triforine,
and a metabolite of glyphosate, aminomethylphosphoric acid (AMPA).
Also included are evaluations of the environmental effects of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic
acid (2,4-D) and mevinphos.
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