Many of the pesticides applied to food crops in this country are present in foods and may pose risks to human health. Current regulations are intended to protect the health of the general population by controlling pesticide use. This book explores whether the present regulatory approaches adequately protect infants and children, who may differ from adults in susceptibility and in dietary exposures to pesticide residues.
The committee focuses on four major areas:
This book will be of interest to policymakers, administrators of research in the public and private sectors, toxicologists, pediatricians and other health professionals, and the pesticide industry.
Table of Contents
|1 BACKGROUND AND APPROACH TO THE STUDY||13-22|
|2 SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN||23-48|
|3 PERINATAL AND PEDIATRIC TOXICITY||49-126|
|4 METHODS FOR TOXICITY TESTING||127-158|
|5 FOOD AND WATER CONSUMPTION||159-202|
|6 PESTICIDE RESIDUES||203-266|
|7 ESTIMATING EXPOSURES||267-322|
|8 ESTIMATING THE RISKS||323-372|
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