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Document ID (ISN)64361
CIS number 95-973
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schneider E.F., Dickert K.J.
Title Health costs and benefits of fungicide use in agriculture - A literature review
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.1, No.1, p.19-37. 61 ref.
Abstract Acute and chronic health effects associated with six major chemical categories of fungicides are described. Effects include allergic dermatitis and skin or mucous membrane irritation. Some fungicides also show carcinogenic and mutagenic effects in animals. Since unopposed fungal growth may lead to the formation of mycotoxins in food and other substances, judicious use of fungicides is required in order to obtain a balance between adverse effects from fungicides and mycotoxins.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; agricultural chemicals; health hazards; fungicides; mycotoxins
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; mutagens; eczema; carcinogens; irritants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals