Environmental Aspects of Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides Approved for Use in the Czech Republic

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V. Vlčeka and M. Pohankab,c

a Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology, and Plant Nutrition, Mendel University, Brno, b Centre of Advanced Studies, Faculty of Military Health, University of Defence, Hradec Králové, c University Hospital, Hradec Králové

 

Organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides are a wide scale of neurotoxic compounds. Application of these compounds in current preparations is advantageous with respect to their low persistence in environment and good selectivity. On the other hand, these compounds are quite dangerous to human health when used inappropriately. The present review summarizes toxicological and legislative aspects of the pesticides. A list of approved pesticides is given.

 

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