Regulating pesticides in food the Delaney paradox

Concern about health effects from exposure to pesticides in foods is growing as scientists learn more about the toxic properties of pesticides. The Delaney Clause, a provision of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, prohibits tolerances for any pesticide that causes cancer in test animals or in humans i...

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Corporate Author: National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Scientific and Regulatory Issues Underlying Pesticide Use Patterns and Agricultural Innovation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press 1987, 1987
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Concern about health effects from exposure to pesticides in foods is growing as scientists learn more about the toxic properties of pesticides. The Delaney Clause, a provision of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, prohibits tolerances for any pesticide that causes cancer in test animals or in humans if the pesticide concentrates in processed food or feeds. This volume examines the impacts of the Delaney Clause on agricultural innovation and on the public's dietary exposure to potentially carcinogenic pesticide residues. Four regulatory scenarios are described to illustrate the effects of varying approaches to managing oncogenic pesticide residues in food
Item Description:Title from PDF title page. - Includes index
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 PDF file (xvi, 272 pages))
ISBN:0309037468