Chlorpyrifos: Toxicological Properties, Uses and Effects on Human Health and the Environment


Caitlin Mayes (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is a broad spectrum organophosphate pesticide. Organophosphate pesticides comprise a group of substances used in agriculture for insect and plague control, infestations in buildings, man or domestic animals. The use of insecticides represents an environmental risk due to the high mass of product applied annually. This book discusses the toxicological properties, uses and effects on human health and environment of the organophosphate pesticide, chlorpyrifos. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure of the Active Ingredient Chlorpyrifos in the Commercial Organophosphate Pesticide Attamix SB used in Colombia
(Rosalina Gonzalez, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, USA)

The Organophosphorus Chlorpyrifos as a Breast Cancer Risk Factor
(Clara Ventura, Mariel Núñez, Andrea Randi, Andrés Venturino and Claudia Cocca, Laboratorio de Radioisótopos, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Acute Exposure of the Freshwater Snail Planorbarius corneus to an Environmental Concentration of Chlorpyrifos: Recovery Studies of Enzyme Activities in Gonads and Effects on Reproduction
(Pamela R. Rivadeneira, Macarena Agrelo, and Gisela Kristoff, Departamento de Química Biológica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Effect of Chlorpyrifos on Proliferative Activity of Various Cell Cultures
(Natália Kovalkovičová, Juraj Pistl, Jana Polláková, Tomáš Csank, and Jaroslav Legáth, Department of Toxicology, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice, Slovak Republic, and others)

Toxic Effects of Chlorpyrifos and its Metabolites on Some Physiologically Important Enzymes: Atpases, Cholinesterases, Peroxidases
(Mirjana B. Čolović, Tamara D. Lazarević-Pašti and Vesna M. Vasić, Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, “Vinča”, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Developmental Neurotoxicity of Chlorpyrifos: Mechanistic Information and Predictive Safety Assessment Applications
(Magda Sachana, Carmen Estevan Martinez, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)

Fate and Disposition of Chlorpyrifos in Human
(Khaled Abass, Manal Abd-El-Razik and Gamal Abouelghar, Department of Pesticides, Menoufia University, Egypt, and Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, University of Oulu, Finland)

Chlorpyrifos Interactions with Sediments from Lake Victoria: Sorption on Container Walls and Concentration, Sorption and Degradation in Sediments
(J. Wasswa, P. Nkedi-Kizza, G. N. Kasozi, B. T. Kiremire, Department of Chemistry, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and others)

Chlorpyrifos: Environmental Occurrence in the Atmosphere and Water
(Renata Raina-Fulton, Liu Yang, Noof Alzahrani, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada)

Organic Phase Thick Film Biosensor for Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Detection
(V. Somerset, P. Baker, E. Iwuoha, NRE, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa, South Africa, and others)



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