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Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples

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ISBN 9780849375521
Published February 7, 2008 by CRC Press
384 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Developing safety regulations for pesticides used around the world—in excess of 2.5 million tons annually—requires reliable analytical methods for assessing their impact in food and in the environment. Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples presents the most effective techniques for analyzing pesticide residues and other chemical contaminants in foods as well as in soil, water, and air.

Renowned Scientists Report New Data and Advances in the Field

The book introduces sample preparation, extraction, and analytical methods specific to each sample type, including foods from vegetal and animal origin. Other chapters discuss important aspects of quality assurance and the applicability of hyphenated analytical techniques. In addition to a practical chapter on the use of biosensors and immunoassays for monitoring and gathering exposure data, the book addresses regulatory aspects and presents current data on the levels of pesticides found in food and environmental matrices.

Latest Methods Help Scientists Develop Safer, More Effective Pesticides

Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples enables scientists to measure and predict the behavior and toxicity of pesticides with a higher degree of accuracy. The methodologies and insight in this timely work will contribute to the development of more effective, less toxic pesticides as well as better safety regulations.

Table of Contents

Pesticides: Classification and Properties; J.L. Tadeo, C. Sánchez-Brunete, and L.González
Sample Handling of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples; E. Turiel and A. Martín-Esteban
Analysis of Pesticides by Chromatographic Techniques Coupled with Mass Spectrometry; S. Hird
Immunoassays and Biosensors; J.M. Van Emon, J.C. Chuang, K. Dill, and G. Xiong
Quality Assurance; Á. Ambrus
Determination of Pesticides in Food of Vegetal Origin; F.J. Schenck and J.W. Wong
Determination of Pesticides in Food of Animal Origin; A.G. Frenich, J.L. Martinez, and A. Covaci
Determination of Pesticides in Soil; C. Sánchez-Brunete, B. Albero, and J.L. Tadeo
Determination of Pesticides in Water; J. Gan and S. Bondarenko
Sampling and Analysis of Pesticides in the Atmosphere; M. Millet
Levels of Pesticides in Food and Food Safety Aspects; K. Granby, A. Petersen, S.S. Herrmann, and M.E. Poulsen
Monitoring of Pesticides in the Environment; I. Konstantinou, D. Hela, D. Lambropoulou, and T. Albanis
*Each Chapter contains a full Introduction and References

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"A nine page index (approximately 700 entries), copious references (1072) to pertinent scientific literature and useful websites, and an abundance of tables, graphs, mathematical and chemical formulae, structures, schematics, diagrams, and photographs enable this book to impart a wealth of factual knowledge, protocols and analytical know-how. If your remit is to measure and evaluate pesticide levels and residues in environmental materials or foods then this book is indispensible."

– Steve Mitchell, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, in ISSX Newsletter, Summer 2009, Vol. 29, No. 2