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Main Title Pesticides and the Food Supply.
Author Richardson, L. A. ; Foter., Milton J. ;
CORP Author National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1966
Stock Number PB-277 005
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Food ; Food chains ; Classifications ; Regulations ; Food contamination ; Food sanitation ; Prevention ; Surveillance ; Control ; Public health ; Reprints ; Analytical methods ; Pesticide residues ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-277 005 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The use of chemical pest control agents undoubtedly constitutes a calculated risk; nonetheless, the proper use of these agents results in benefits which, at the present time, far outweigh the known potential hazards. Considerable care must be exercised in the selection, storage, and use of pesticide chemicals and in the disposition of the empty containers. Since virtually all pesticides are more or less toxic to man and cumulative and potentiation characteristics are not well defined, regulation through registration and the establishment of residue tolerances is essential. Scientists recognize that the adequate production and preservation of food and fiber and the protection of human health require the use of chemical pesticides.