ERIC Number: ED082976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Pesticides and the Environment.
Kansas School Naturalist, v19 n4 Apr73
Consideration of the dangers of pesticides to the world ecosystem as well as the economic necessity which an affluent society has created are the two sides of the pesticide problem discussed in this issue. An attempt is made to clarify the issue, to recognize the ways that pesticides exert their effects, and to relate what measures can be taken to provide a safe environment for future generations. Specific topics study the history of pesticide development and use, economic values (benefits to man), chemicals for pest control categorized as to origin or chemical structure, presence of pesticides in the environment, physiological and biochemical effects, new approaches to pest control, the future of pesticides, and suggestions for the home gardener. Several diagrams, charts, and tables help to clarify the information. A product list and references are also given. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Teachers Coll., Emporia.