Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-21-1991

Journal or Book Title

Pesticide Transformation Products

Volume

459

Issue

1

First Page

2

Last Page

9

DOI

10.1021/bk-1991-0459.ch001

Abstract

Pesticides applied in the environment are transformed by biological or nonbiological processes into one or more transformation products. For most pesticides, transformation results in detoxification to innocuous products. Major degradation products of some currently used pesticides, however, play an important role in pest control and environmental contamination. Some pesticide degradation products are of significance in crop protection by being effective against the target pests. Some can be responsible for inadequate pest control by inducing rapid degradation of their parent compounds. Degradation products as potential contaminants of environmental and food resources has been reported recently. Although most of the currently used pesticides are biodegradable, their major degradation products should also be considered in evaluating the overall bioactivity and environmental contamination potential of the parent compound.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Pesticide Transformation Products, 459(1); 2-9. Doi: 10.1021/bk-1991-0459.ch001. 1991 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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