From the Publisher
Volume 5 updates current knowledge of the major insecticide classes and reviews relevant issues in insecticide biochemistry. Volume 6 is devoted to herbicides and plant growth regulators. Covers the status of various herbicides, measurement of worker exposure, the importance of environmental factors due to herbicide movement in soil and more. Volume 7 presents reviews by experts in the field of topical issues on the environmental impact of pesticides. Volume 8 combines diverse aspects of pesticide metabolism studies in mammals to provide an understanding of the toxicity of the test compound and of the parameters which assist in the extrapolation from animal to man. Volume 9 assesses the movement of agrochemicals into ground water from a variety of perspectives. Emphasizing pesticide contamination and its subsequent effects, it offers in-depth treatment of the volatization of agrochemicals and estimation of their physicochemical properties. Includes novel approaches to analyze environmental samples and reviews of current computer modelling techniques.
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Environmental Behaviour of Agrochemicals deals with a major area of concern regarding the use of agrochemicals - the potential for contamination of soil, air and water. This ninth volume in the Progress in Pesticide Biochemistry and Toxicology series, provides an international outlook on the impact of the production and use of agrochemicals on the environment, In Environmental Behaviour of Agrochemicals emphasis is placed on the methods for assessing the movement of pesticides into ground water from a variety of perspectives, and run-off of agrochemicals from soil into surface water. In addition to detailed accounts of recommended analytical methodologies for environmental samples, an in-depth overview is given of recent developments in the use of computer simulation models for assessing environmental fate. Coverage also includes the current status of biosensors for in vitro measurements for environmental analysis, volatization of agrochemicals and estimation of physico-chemical properties. Environmental Behaviour of Agrochemicals brings together contributions from internationally renowned experts to discuss a developing topic which is of vital importance to both producers and users of agrochemicals.