Health and Environmental Protection in Pesticide Manufacturing

Schneider, C.M. (1987). Health and Environmental Protection in Pesticide Manufacturing. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-87-034

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Debate on the safety of pesticide manufacturing has been stimulated by a significant increase in the scale and complexity in the manufacturing technologies involved and the occurrence of major accidents, for example in Bhopal, India. and Seveso, Italy. New technological and managerial techniques are needed to manufacture pesticides with acceptable levels of safety. The accidental release of toxic substances must be controlled. In the foreseeable future, crop protection will continue to depend on the use of pesticides, and pesticide manufacturing should taken into account both environmental and economic goals.

This report focuses on economically feasible control measures and management strategies for dealing with risk situations during the manufacture of pesticides. The concepts discussed herein are primarily directed to industrial and public authorities in developing countries. Environmental and health considerations throughout the technological life cycle of pesticide manufacture are elaborated.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Environment Program (ENV)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:58
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:13

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