TY - CHAP A1 - Ethel N. Coscarello A2 - Ruth Hojvat A3 - Dora A. Barbiric A4 - Eduardo A. Castro ED1 - Margarita Stoytcheva Y1 - 2011-01-21 PY - 2011 T1 - The Contribution of Molecular Modeling to the Knowledge of Pesticides N2 - Pesticides are supposed to complete their intended function without "any unreasonable risk to man or the environment". Pesticides approval and registration are performed "taking into account the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide". The present book documents the various adverse impacts of pesticides usage: pollution, dietary intake and health effects such as birth defects, neurological disorders, cancer and hormone disruption. Risk assessment methods and the involvement of molecular modeling to the knowledge of pesticides are highlighted, too. The volume summarizes the expertise of leading specialists from all over the world. BT - Pesticides SP - Ch. 19 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/14208 DO - 10.5772/14208 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-24 ER -