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  1. Alternative measures of pesticide use.

    Article - En anglais

    Copyright (c) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

    One kilogram of a pesticide is not necessarily equal to a kilogram of a different pesticide.

    This issue can be significant.

    Whether it is depends on the use to which pesticide-use data are put.

    While kilograms of pesticide is the most common way of measuring agricultural chemical use, the type of analysis will generally define what measure of chemical use is best.

    Quantifying the risk from the exposure to pesticides, for example, typically requires weighing usage or residues by acute or chronic health and environmental toxicity coefficients and subsequently estimating human or environmental exposure to such hazards.

    The inferences one draws concerning pesticide use can vary substantially depending on the measure considered. 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pesticide, Persistance, Toxicité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Impact environnement, Méthode mesure, Méthode alternative, Article synthèse

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pesticides, Persistence, Toxicity, United States, North America, America, Environment impact, Measurement method, Alternative method, Review

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0470980

    Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 03/02/1998.