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Main Title Review of toxicity test results submitted in support of pesticide tolerance petitions /
Author Reuber, Melvin D.
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Reuber, Melvin D.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/540/9-76/035;
Stock Number PB-261 812
OCLC Number 44596445
Subjects Pesticides--Toxicity testing. ; Pesticide residues in food--United States.
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Toxicity ; Tests ; Laboratory animals ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Pathology ; Bioassay ; Rats ; Histopathology ; Health risks ; Maximum permissible exposure level ; Threshold limit values ; Pesticide residues ; Oncology
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-9-76-035 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/09/2019
NTIS  PB-261 812 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation 21 pages ; 28 cm
The author examined a small selection of the thousands of pesticide toxicity test reports in EPA's files. He examined reports on chronic feeding studies in rats. In such studies, rats are fed diets containing a pesticide for extended periods. Such studies, together with several others required for registration and tolerance-setting, are designed to provide some indication of the health risks that may be associated with human exposure to pesticides. Test reports on 23 pesticide active ingredients were examined. These were selected from among the 275 active ingredients for which there are pesticide residue tolerances applicable to raw agricultural commodities. The ones selected are among those for which tolerances have been established for particularly large numbers of food commodities. The author did not perform a detailed or definitive evaluation of the safety of each of the 23 pesticides, nor did he perform a definitive evaluation of each test report.
"April 9, 1976." "Reuber report" typed at top of title page.