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Residue Reviews: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and by Martin F. Kovacs Jr (auth.), Francis A. Gunther (eds.)

By Martin F. Kovacs Jr (auth.), Francis A. Gunther (eds.)

Worldwide situation in clinical, commercial, and governmental com­ munities over lines of poisonous chemical compounds in foodstuffs and in either abiotic and biotic environments has justified the current triumvirate of specialised guides during this box: accomplished stories, quickly released development reviews, and archival documentations. those 3 guides are built-in and scheduled to supply in foreign verbal exchange the coherency crucial for nonduplicative and present growth in a box as dynamic and complicated as environmental illness and toxicology. beforehand there was no magazine or different e-book sequence reserved completely for the various literature on "toxic" chemical compounds in our meals, our feeds, our geographical atmosphere, our family animals, our wild­ lifestyles, and ourselves. all over the world big efforts and plenty of skills were mobilized to technical and different reviews of natures, locales, magnitudes, fates, and toxicology of the persisting residues of those chemical substances loosed upon the area. one of the sequelae of this vast new emphasis has been an inescapable desire for an articulated set of authorita­ tive guides the place you may anticipate finding the newest vital international literature produced through this rising sector of technological know-how including documentation of pertinent ancillary legislation.

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Twenty-four hr after a Telone II® formulation was instilled (no details given with respect to dose) into the eyes of six rabbits for a 30-second exposure period, four of the animals had severe conjunctival irritation and the remaining two rabbits exhibited slight-to-moderate corneal injury. These effects disappeared by eight days after instillation (Torkelson and Oyen 1977). A single inhalation exposure of seven hr at 400 ppm was lethal to male and female guinea pigs; under same conditions, rats survived (Torkelson and Oyen 1977).

19 21 22 22 23 24 26 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 I. Introduction 1,3-Dichloropropene, the main ingredient of Telone II® 1, was introduced as a commercial fumigant in 1955 (Berry et al. 1980). A preparation containing 1 ,3-dichloropropene and 1,2-dichloropropane was subsequently marketed under the name D-D®l (Maddy et al. 1982, Parker et al. 1982). According to Parker et al. (1982) and Thompson (1983), there are presently at least seven commercial preparations of fumigant containing 1,3-dichloropropene (Table I).

64 64 66 68 68 69 70 71 72 72 76 76 78 79 81 84 85 I. Introduction Fresh citrus fruit is a most appealing and healthful food that many people pay a premium to enjoy. Most consumers take for granted the availability of fresh, high quality grapefruit, oranges, and specialty fruits. 4 kg (Florida Crop and Livestock Reporting Service 1984). Although no serious postharvest diseases of citrus have been attributed to bacteria, several species of fungi are responsible for major losses of this crop during marketing (Eckert 1978).

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