Laws and Regulations: Pesticides

Authored by: Praful Suchak

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-100001311

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Abstract

Chemical or biological pesticides have target specific toxicity that controls or eradicates pests falling under different groups. These products, though developed for specific usage, could have adverse effects on living beings and the environment and unchecked use can cause havoc. Regulating pesticides, therefore, would assure reasonable safety in use of these toxic substances and ensure that risks from pesticides to humans and their environment are minimized and are consistent with the benefits achieved by their use in terms of reduced losses.

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