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Pesticides & Health: Myths vs. Realities

Pesticides & Health: Myths vs. Realities

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Year in and year out, agricultural pesticides have been the subject of considerable fear-mongering, leaving the typical consumer with the impression that these chemicals taint much of our food supply and are harmful to human health. In fact, just the opposite is closer to the truth. The published scholarly literature has failed to turn up evidence of adverse human health effects from use of modern pesticides in the real world. Furthermore, in light of the current economic perturbations, as well as the progressive severity of worldwide food shortages and the resulting malnutrition and spiking prices of basic food commodities, the claims that these pesticides pose a threat to human health are false, misleading—and dangerously irresponsible. In Pesticides and Health: Myths vs. Realities, environmental toxologist Allan S. Felsot explains the real benefits— both health-related and economical—of an informed use of pesticides.

Published Nov. 1, 2011
Year in and year out, agricultural pesticides have been the subject of considerable fear-mongering, leaving the typical consumer with the impression that these chemicals taint much of our food supply and are harmful to human health. In fact, just the opposite is closer to the truth. The published scholarly literature has failed to turn up evidence of adverse human health effects from use of modern pesticides in the real world. Furthermore, in light of the current economic perturbations, as well as the progressive severity of worldwide food shortages and the resulting malnutrition and spiking prices of basic food commodities, the claims that these pesticides pose a threat to human health are false, misleading—and dangerously irresponsible. In Pesticides and Health: Myths vs. Realities, environmental toxologist Allan S. Felsot explains the real benefits— both health-related and economical—of an informed use of pesticides.

Published Nov. 1, 2011

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PESTICIDES
 A Position Paper of the
 AMERICAN COUNCIL
 
ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Professor Allan S FelsotWashington State University
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Health
Myths vs. Realities
 
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Pesticides & Health: Myths vs. Realities
 John Berlau
Compeiive Enerprise Insiue
Christine Bruhn
 , Ph.D.Universiy o Caliornia, Davis
 Janice E. Chambers
 , Ph.D., D.A.B.., A..S.Mississippi Sae Universiy 
 Jay Lehr
 , Ph.D.Te Hearland Insiue
Bob Krieger
 , Ph.D.Universiy o Caliornia, iverside
 Manfred Kroger
 , Ph.D.Te Pennsylvania Sae Universiy 
 Angela Logomasini
 , Ph.D.Compeiive Enerprise Insiue
 Alan McHughen
 , D.Phil.Universiy o Caliornia, iverside
 Acknowledgements
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