Trends Newsletter | Winter 2016

Agricultural Pesticide Residues: Reason for Concern?

Winter 2016 | Agricultural Chemicals | by Michael Peterson

Agricultural Pesticide Residues: Reason for Concern?

While the media often trumpets the potential health hazards of pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables, scientists are applying methodologies such as dose-response assessment and risk-benefit analysis to determine the real risks from eating foods with pesticide residue.

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Recent U.S. EPA Developments in Pesticide Worker Safety

Winter 2016 | Agricultural Chemicals | by David Dodge

Recent U.S. EPA Developments in Pesticide Worker Safety

As concern over worker pesticide exposure continues to rise, the U.S. EPA is both strengthening existing regulations and introducing new risk assessment guidance in an effort to improve worker safety.

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Drifting Ahead: Advances in Pesticide Exposure Modeling

Winter 2016 | Agricultural Chemicals | by Nicole Briggs

Drifting Ahead: Advances in Pesticide Exposure Modeling

Human health and ecological risk assessment experts now have a plethora of credible modeling tools to evaluate a broad scope of pesticide exposure scenarios.

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A Case for Comprehensive Risk Communication

Winter 2016 | Agricultural Chemicals | by Steve McMaster

A Case for Comprehensive Risk Communication

Recent classification of the herbicide 2,4-D as a “possible human carcinogen” by the IARC is a prime example of how the agency has failed to promote comprehensive risk communication and contributed to public alarm.

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What's New at Gradient

Winter 2016 | Agricultural Chemicals | by Gradient

What's New at Gradient

A listing of awards, announcements, recent publications and upcoming presentations

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