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Cancer Hazards: Parathion, Malathion, Diazinon, Tetrachlorvinphos and Glyphosate: The 2015 IARC Classifications: Implications for Regulation, Environm

Cancer Hazards: Parathion, Malathion, Diazinon, Tetrachlorvinphos and Glyphosate: The 2015 IARC Classifications: Implications for Regulation, Environm

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This book focuses on a monograph published in 2017 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), discussing its carcinogen hazard classification of four pesticides: parathion, malathion, diazinon, and tetrachlorvinphos as well as the herbicide glyphosate.

The monograph provided a detailed discussion of considerations and conclusions made by a group of experts who met in 2015 to evaluate these compounds. Although not universally true, many of these substances, from the time of their commercial introduction to their present-day use, have spread significantly in the environment, affecting animals and plants in the larger ecosystem, the overall health of the environment, and human health.

This book develops each of these issues before turning to the IARC review process, both the general process and its evolution over time, and compound selection criteria and deliberations regarding the substances discussed in the 2017 monograph. Final book sections detail scientific and private sector reactions to and implications of the IARC classifications. Hazard identification is contrasted with various models of quantitative risk assessment. The last chapters highlight the importance of hazard identification for members of domestic and global underserved communities involved in farming and landscape work, where exposures may vary widely, are not well-regulated, and where health outcomes are often not carefully documented.

Author: Martha Richmond
Publisher: Springer
Published: 02/28/2023
Pages: 153
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.54lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.36d
ISBN: 9783030819552

About the Author
​Martha Richmond is a Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Environmental Science at Suffolk University in Boston, U.S.A., where she has also directed the Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences programs and a number of undergraduate research projects. For a number of years she worked as a consulting staff scientist at the Health Effects Institute, where she has contributed to several studies related to health hazards with study cases from Mexico City and China.
Martha does research in environmental issues, including environmental science, environmental health, and environmental justice. Her most recent publication is 'Glyphosate: A review of its global use, environmental impact, and potential health effects on humans and other species'. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, published by Springer.
More recently, Martha Richmond has focused on how the scientific community can work better with the regulatory community and lay public to develop informed approaches addressing environmental problems. She is specially interested in addressing issues that affect the larger ecosystem or issues that disproportionately affect under-served communities.

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