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    FAO/PL:1968/M/9/1

    WHO/FOOD ADD./69.35

    1968 EVALUATIONS OF SOME PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN FOOD

    THE MONOGRAPHS

    Issued jointly by FAO and WHO

    The content of this document is the result of the deliberations of the
    Joint Meeting of the FAO Working Party of Experts and the WHO Expert
    Committee on Pesticide Residues, which met in Geneva, 9-16 December,
    1968.

    FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

    Geneva, 1969

    This document contains summaries of data considered by the Joint
    Meeting of the FAO Working Party of Experts and the WHO Expert
    Committee on Pesticide Residues in arriving at recommendations for
    acceptable daily intakes, tolerances and methods of analysis.

    A summary Report of the 1968 Joint Meeting* has also been published
    which contains general considerations, including the principles
    adopted for the evaluations and a summary of the results of
    evaluations of a number of pesticide residues.


           
    *Pesticide residues in food. Report of the 1968 joint meeting of the
    FAO working party of experts on pesticide residues and the WHO expert
    committee on pesticide residues, FAO Agricultural Studies, No. 78, WHO
    Technical Report Series, No. 417.

    CONTENTS

    Introduction

    Note to the reader

    The Monographs

         Aldrin - see dieldrin

         Arsenic - see lead arsenate

         Azinphos-methyl

         BHC (Technical grades)

         Bromide ion

         Calcium arsenate - see lead arsenate

         Carbaryl

         Carbon disulfide

         Carbon tetrachloride

         Chlorobenzilate

         Chloropropylate

         Coumaphos

         Crufomate

         DDT

         Diazinon

         Dicofol

         Dieldrin

         Dioxathion

         Endosulfan

         Ethion

         Ethylene dibromide

         Ethylene oxide

         Fenchlorphos

         Heptachlor

         Lead - see lead arsenate

         Lead arsenate

         Lindane

         Malathion

         Methyl bromide

         Oxydemeton-methyl

         Oxythioquinox

         Parathion-methyl

         Phosphamidon

         Pyrethrins

         Toxaphene

         Trichloroethylene

    Annex I - Index to documentation on specific compounds

         References to Annex I

    Annex II - Glossary
    

    INTRODUCTION

    A Joint Meeting of the FAO Working Party of Experts on Pesticide
    Residues and the WHO Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues was held
    in Geneva in December 1968. The general considerations, including the
    principles adopted for the evaluations and a summary of the results of
    evaluations on a number of pesticide residues will appear in a
    publication entitled "Report of the 1968 Joint Meeting of the FAO
    Working Party of Experts on Pesticide Residues and the WHO Expert
    Committee on Pesticide Residues".* Additional information, including
    previously unpublished summaries of data considered by the Joint
    Meeting in arriving at recommendations for acceptable daily intakes,
    tolerances and methods of analysis, is to be found in this document.

    Many of the compounds considered at this meeting have been previously
    evaluated in earlier publications. If only a limited amount of
    additional data on these compounds has become available in the
    intervening years, only this latter data is summarized in the
    pertinent monograph and reference is made to the previously published
    evaluation which should also be consulted by the reader who wishes to
    obtain a complete evaluation of the compound. If a large amount of
    data has become available since the previously published evaluation,
    or if the compound was first considered by the Joint Meeting in 1968,
    the pertinent monograph is reproduced in its entirety.

    As much relevant information as possible has been included in the
    monographs. Wherever possible this has been obtained from the
    published literature, but other sources of information have also been
    used. Early and complete publication of the results of research in
    this field is very important, particularly of that part which could
    form the basis for estimation of acceptable daily intakes and
    appropriate tolerances.

    Publication allows the research to be scrutinized and criticized by
    scientists from disciplines not necessarily represented at the
    meeting. Data contained in unpublished reports, because they may
    include more detail than published work, are often acceptable.
    However, such reports must be complete and non-confidential and
    indicate authorship.

               
    * Pesticide residues in food. Report of the 1968 Joint Meeting of the
    FAO Working Party of Experts on Pesticide Residues and the WHO Expert
    Committee on Pesticide Residues, FAO Agricultural Studies, No. 78, WHO
    Technical Report Series, No. 417.

    Two annexes have been included at the end of this series of
    monographs. Annex I is a reproduction of Annex I in the Report of the
    1968 Joint Meeting* and gives the source of all the previous
    monographs of various compounds. Annex II comprises a definition of
    terms, most of which were included in the Report of the 1967 Joint
    Meeting.** Two additional terms, namely "regulatory" and "referee"
    methods of analysis are also defined in this annex.

    NOTE TO THE READER

    Any comments on residues in food and their evaluation addressed to:

         Crop Protection Branch
         Plant Production and Protection Division
         Food and Agriculture Organization
         Rome, Italy

    Any comments on evaluations for acceptable daily intakes should be
    addressed to:

         Food Additives Unit
         World Health Organization
         Geneva, Switzerland

               
    * Pesticide residues in food. Report of the 1968 Joint Meeting of the
    FAO Working Party of Experts on Pesticide Residues and the WHO Expert
    Committee on Pesticide Residues, FAO Agricultural Studies, No. 78, WHO
    Technical Report Series, No. 417.

    ** Report of the 1967 Joint Meeting of the FAO Working Party on WHO
    Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues. FAO Meeting Report No. PL:1967
    M/11; WHO Technical Report Series No. 391.





















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