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By Amir Muhammed (auth.), Amir Muhammed, R. C. von Borstel, Dorothy Woslyng (eds.)

The target of the editors of this quantity is to exploit uncomplicated and ap­ plied stories within the box of mutagenesis to method an issue of especial trouble. the matter is that of the use of poisonous chemi­ cals, relatively agricultural chemical substances, in ever-increasing quan­ tities in these elements of the area that feed the main humans. Agri­ cultural chemical substances which are in use in Pakistan are emphasised right here. those are an identical chemical compounds which are in use in the course of the enhance­ ing global, even though the amounts of the different sorts which are used could fluctuate from nation to nation, and from sector to quarter inside nations. a few those chemical substances can not be offered in Europe or within the usa, and it is usually tough to iden­ tify a systematic cause as to why they're offered in any respect. it truly is ironic that poisonous chemical substances are used as a humanitarian equipment to rid the realm of Pestilence and Famine -- of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. If we don't want toxic chemical substances to develop into the 5th Horseman of the Apocalypse, then we needs to commence now to spot and keep watch over the large-scale utilization of poisonous sub­ stances everywhere.

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Abunt . ",1 Nllltflwr Fig_ 3b. dllln Legend based on cross section in Fig. 3a. prevented efforts to process it into acceptable drinking water. Residues collected at that time have made possible our identification of a new mutagenic chlorohydrocarbon as described in the subsection 'Mutagen Isolation', to follow. Today, an eight-state agency operates a series of water quality stations which conduct daily monitoring on the Ohio, including eleven which monitor for organic compounds classified as pollutants.

The relative proportions of these chemicals change frequently as one or another pesticide is shown to have serious health consequences for human beings or domestic animals, or deleterious effects on ecosystems. For example, toxaphene was the most heavily used insecticide in the United States in the late 1970s. REVELLE Table 1. Data on pesticide use in 43 countries in 1980-1981 Metric tons per year Pesticide Principal User Insecticides Chlorinated hydrocarbons DDT BHC Lindane Aldrin Toxaphene Other 4300 31550 2400 330 14400 6700 Total 59680 Organic phosphorous compounds Parathion 24200 Malathion 7100 67800 Other Total USA (11500), Italy (2420), Mexico (5000) India (2750), USA (1500), Mexico (1200) USA (19000), Japan (12900), Italy (14960) 99100 Carbamates 27600 Dinitro compounds Other insecticides 1890 48500 Total insecticides India (3000) India (27000) Italy (1410) India (200) USA (12500) India (1900), Mexico (1035), Korea (1275) USA (12000), Italy (2830), India (3280), Japan (2780) Mexico (960), Hungary (910) USA (13500), Indonesia (8940), Thailand (13000), Japan (7800) 236770 Fungicides Dithio carbamates 39700 Copper compounds 37100 Aromatic compounds Other fungicides Total fungicides 2400 134800 USA (6000), Mexico (3538), Italy (12180) Italy (22430), India (4900), Hungary (4071) Mexico (1060), Hungary (1040) USA (14000), Italy (33860), Japan (15360) 214000 (continued) 23 TOXINS IN THE HUMAN FOOD SYSTEM Table 1.

LOPER 950' 900' 800' 700" 600' Fig. 3a. A sample cross section of the great Miami River Basin (Ohio) aquifer system. averages 64 billion gal/day (98,400 ft 3 /sec) with normal high flow of 578 billion gal/day (R. Miller, personal communication). The region is primarily committed to agriculture with large areas subject to chemical runoff. Extensive coal and other mining operations add pollutant drainage. A great number of chemical synthetic plants and chemical products industries including solvents, pesticides, and fertilizers are clustered in different regions of the river system.

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