1st Edition

Health Effects of Pesticides

By A. K. Srivastava, C. Kesavachandran Copyright 2019

    Health Effects of Pesticides covers various aspects of the use of pesticides, their behaviour, degradation, and impacts on the agrarian environment. It focuses on pesticide poisoning incidents and farm practices in developing countries. The health impacts of pesticides, including neurological, respiratory, and dermal effects, are examined. Other repercussions caused as a result of pesticides, including reproductive abnormalities and cancer, are comprehensively discussed. Effects of pesticides on general health and agrarian health surveys have been touched upon.

    Please note: This volume is Co-published with The Energy and Resources Institute Press, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    1. Introduction 2. Acute and chronic toxicity 3. Toxicity profile 4. Known and probable adverse health impacts 5. Exposure assessment studies 6. Human studies in developing countries 7. Current laws and legislation in India 8. Gap areas


    Anup Kumar Srivastava, MBBS, MD, FRIPHH,  has been actively involved in research for the past 35 years, and has worked at CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicological Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow. Dr Srivastava also served as Director of National Institute Miners’ Health, Nagpur and was the first specialist of Industrial Health appointed in the coal industry at Western Coalfields Limited, Nagpur.
    C Kesavachandran, PhD, is Senior Scientist, Epidemiological Section, CSIR-IITR. He received his PhD from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and is pursuing a research career as a Scientist at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow, since 2002.