Chemistry and the Environment

Proceedings of a Regional Symposium, Brisbane, 1989

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This book is comprised of the papers presented at a Symposium on Chemistry and the Enviroment held during the Chemistry International Conference in Brisbane, Australia from 1 to 2 September 1989. The Symposium sought to bring together eminent scientists to identify and discuss major environmental issues of consequence to the AsiaPacific region having a direct association with chemistry.



Pesticides-Handling and Fate

Pesticides are used in all areas of agricultural and animal production to control the various pests that reduce yields and impair the quality of the product. Application methods range from wide-spread treatment of large areas of plant production or large numbers of animals, through specific treatments of isolated commercial crops or handling facilities, to small scale home garden use or individual dosing of animals. All of these uses contribute to the environmental burden of pesticides.


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