Publisher description for Chemical pesticides : mode of action and toxicology / Jrgen Stenersen.


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Environmental friendliness, issues of public health, and the pros and cons of genetically-modified crops all receive regular coverage in the media. This has led to increased investigation of chemical pesticides. Stenersen's concise introduction to chemical pesticides describes these compounds according to their biochemical mode of action, such as whether they are enzyme inhibitors, receptor ligands, or free radical generators. Chemical Pesticides: Mode of Action and Toxicology provides answers to why pesticides are toxic to the target organism and why pesticides are toxic to some organisms and not others. The book also discusses legal matters as well as potential environmental problems.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Pesticides -- Toxicology.