Many of the pesticides applied to food crops in this country are present in foods and may pose risks to human health. Current regulations are intended to protect the health of the general population by controlling pesticide use. This book explores whether the present regulatory approaches adequately protect infants and children, who may differ from adults in susceptibility and in dietary exposures to pesticide residues.
The committee focuses on four major areas:
Explores whether infants and children differ from adults in susceptibility and in dietary exposures to pesticide residues in food, and if so, whether the present regulatory approaches adequately protect them. Based on the committee's research, 1988- 93, summarizes pesticide use, data collection methods, toxicity testing, and federal regulations, emphasizing prenatal and perinatal toxicity, age-specific eating patterns, estimating pesticide residues, and mathematical risk modeling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)