Lecture 19

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Unformatted text preview: minute exposure. • Recent study led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY) • Blood and urine work on nine volunteers • Found 167 chemicals 76 cause cancer in humans or animals 94 are toxic to the brain and nervous system 79 cause birth defects or abnormal development Legisla8on To protect people and the environment, the federal government has passed legisla.on instruc.ng the EPA, FDA (Food and Drug Administra.on) and/or the USDA (US Dept. of Agriculture) to research the effects of pes.cides on human health, determine safe applica.on techniques, and monitor their accumula.on in the environment including residue on food. You should be familiar with these acts. FIFRA (Federal Insec.cide, Fungicide, and Roden.cide Act), an early piece of legisla.on passing in 1947 and amended in 1972, requires manufacturers of pes.cides to register them with the EPA. The EPA determines their safe use and has banned some pes.cides such as DDT because of dangers to the health of people and the environment. The EPA con.nues to monitor pes.cides in the environm...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2014 for the course IB 105 taught by Professor Caceres during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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