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Pesticide residues in foods : methods, techniques, and regulations
Fong, W. George.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1999]

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xiv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
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Advances in analytical chemistry methodology now allow us to detectthe most minute trace amounts of pesticides. As this capacitygrows, so does public concern about toxic contamination, resultingin stricter government regulations and a growing demand for evenmore sensitive, precise, and reliable analysis.

Addressing the interplay between regulations and the development ofanalytical technology, this volume presents the first unifiedtreatment of the regulatory and analytical aspects of pesticideresidues. Current regulations, existing and emerging methodologies,state-of-the-art instrumentation, and the basic science ofanalyzing for pesticides in food and other environmental media areall covered.

The book provides step-by-step guidelines to analytical techniques,along with real-world examples from the latest research-showing thereader how to analyze minute traces of pesticides quickly andaccurately, using both highly sophisticated and basic, lesssensitive techniques. Many safety issues are explored in depth, asare the regulatory aspects of pesticide registration, residueanalysis, exposure monitoring, risk assessment, and toleranceenforcement.

Timely, authoritative, and practical throughout, Pesticide Residuesin Foods is an invaluable reference for analytical chemists andlaboratory managers everywhere-in industry, agriculture,environmental sciences, research, and instrument manufacturing-andfor anyone with an interest in the broader environmental,agricultural, and consumer-related implications of pesticideuse.

An invaluable resource for analytical chemists and laboratorymanagers, Pesticide Residues in Foods provides a complete overviewof the theory, practice, and regulatory aspects of pesticideresidue analysis today, including:
* All regulatory issues, from risk assessment and tolerance todata-quality requirements to laboratory accreditationstandards
* State-of-the-art methodologies and instrumentation, includinghigh- performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
* The application of analytical technology to "green chemistry,"such as the reduction of solvents and toxic reagents in thelaboratory
* Novel solutions to the old problem of keeping the food supplysafe from harmful levels of pesticides
* Ample examples to help analytical chemists select the mostappropriate method for a given residue analysis
* Easy-to-use tables and figures throughout the text

Author Notes

W. GEORGE FONG, a widely recognized expert in the pesticide residue field, is the Environmental Administrator of the Florida Department of Agriculture. His published work includes the chapter on toxicology in the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition, available from Wiley. H. ANSON MOYE is Professor in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida. He has published numerous papers and articles in a career that spans nearly three decades. JAMES N. SEIBER is Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada in Reno. Dr. Seiber is the coeditor of Fumigants: Environmental Fate, Exposures, and Analysis and Treatment and Disposal of Pesticide Wastes. JOHN P. TOTH is Coordinator of the mass spectrometry facility at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Among others, his research interests include the application of mass spectrometry to pesticide residue analysis.

Table of Contents

The Analytical ApproachJ. Seiber
Extraction, Cleanup, and Fractionation MethodsJ. Seiber
Determination MethodsJ. Seiber
Mass SpectrometryJ. Toth
Emerging Methods: Extractions and CleanupH. Moye
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent AssayElisa and H. Moye
Regulatory Aspects: Pesticide Registration, Risk Assessment and Tolerance, Residue Analysis and MonitoringW. Fong