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The Agrochemical and Pesticides Safety Handbook

1st Edition

By Michael F. Waxman

CRC Press

640 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702966
pub: 1998-05-22
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Worldwide, there are a vast array of agricultural pesticides and chemicals used to eliminate pests and to protect health, food, and fiber. The safe handling, usage, and disposal of these chemicals and pesticides is of vital importance. The Agrochemical and Pesticides Safety Handbook serves as a field resource on the hazards of these pesticides and chemicals.

Providing information on more than 500 pesticides and 100 agricultural chemicals, this informative handbook guides the reader in selecting proper respiratory protection, chemical protective clothing, and storage methods. The text also instructs users on proper response procedures for fires, spills, and other incidents involving these chemicals.


"…a handbook full of highly useful information written in an easily understandable manner…useful safety, handling and emergency information…useful to anyone who handles or uses pesticides or agrochemicals…also useful resource in academic or public library collections."

-E-STREAMS, August 1999

Table of Contents


Purpose of the Book

Organization of the Book


History of Pesticide Usage

Market for Pesticides


Federal Regulations and Standards

Worker Safety Regulations

The Pesticide Label Requirements

Pests and Pest Control

Pest Control Methods


Plant Disease Agents



Vertebrate Pests

Pesticide Formulation and Dilution

Pesticide Formulations

Diluting Pesticides Correctly

Toxicology and Mode of Action

Methods to Estimate the Relative Toxicity of Pesticides to Humans

Toxicity and Labeling

Classification of Pesticides

Chemistry of Pesticides




Handling of Pesticides and the Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Handling Pesticides

Personal Protective Equipment

Respiratpry Protection

Disposables and Reusables

Pesticide Storage, Disposal, and Spill Management

Fire Hazards and Prevention

First Aid and the Harmful Effects of Pesticides

Harmful Effects of Pesticides

Heat Stress and Avoidance

First Aid Procedures

Application Equipment


Low Pressure

High Pressure

Aerosol Generators and Foggers

Soil Fumigation Equipment

Dusters and Granular Applicators

Seed Treaters

Animal Application Equipment

Specialized Application Equipment

Pesticides and Environmental Protection

Pesticides in the Environment

Protecting the Environment

Pesticide Tables

Alphabetical List by Trade Names

Alphabetical List by Common Name

Chemical Tables

Alphabetical List by Chemical Name

Pesticide Guides

61 Guides

Chemical Guides

18 Guides


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety