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    WHO Pesticide Residues Series, No. 1

    1971 EVALUATIONS OF SOME PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN FOOD

    THE MONOGRAPHS

    The evaluations contained in these monographs were prepared by the
    Joint Meeting of the FAO Working Party of Experts on Pesticide
    Residues and the WHO Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues that met
    in Geneva from 22 to 29 November 1971.1

    World Health Organization

    Geneva

    1972

                     
    1 Pesticide Residues in Food: Report of the 1971 Joint Meeting of
    the FAO Working Party of Experts on Pesticide Residues and the WHO
    Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues, Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep.
    Ser., No. 502; FAO Agricultural Studies, 1972, No. 88.

    These monographs are also issued by the Food and Agriculture
    Organization of the United Nations, Rome, as document AGP-1971/M/9/1.

    FAO and WHO 1972

    CONTENTS

    Introduction

    The Monographs:

         Chlordimeform
         Chlorfenvinphos
         2,4-D*
         Endosulfan*
         Fenthion
         Omethoate
         Thiabendazole*
         Trichlorfon
         Trichloronat

         Carbon disulfide
         Carbon tetrachloride
         1,2-Dibromoethane
         1,2-Dichloroethane
         Ethylene oxide
         Hydrogen phosphide
         Methyl bromide

    Annex I.       Index to documentation and summary of recommendations
                   concerning acceptable daily intakes, tolerances and
                   practical residue limits, as of November 1971

    Annex II.      References

    Annex III.     Additions and amendments to the glossary

    Annex IV.      Fumigants

    Annex V.       Membership of the 1971 Joint Meeting of the FAO Working
                   Party of Experts and the WHO Expert Committee on
                   Pesticide Residues

    Annex VI.      Evaluation of Lindane

                   
    * Addendum.
    

    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 November 1971. The general considerations, including the
    principles adopted for the evaluations and a summary of the results of
    evaluations on a number of pesticide residues, appear in the
    publication, "Report of the 1971 Joint Meeting of the FAO Working
    Party of Experts on Pesticide Residues and the WHO Expert Committee on
    Pesticide Residues".1 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 publication.

    Many of the compounds considered at this meeting have been previously
    evaluated in earlier publications, If only a limited amount of
    additional information on these compounds has become available in the
    intervening years, only this latter information 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. Such monograph addenda
    are indicated by an asterisk in the "Contents", p. iii. 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 1971, the pertinent monograph is reproduced in its
    entirety.

    As much relevant information as possible has been included in the
    monographs. This has been obtained from the published literature
    wherever possible, 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.

                   
    1 Pesticide residues in food. Report of the 1971 Joint Meeting of
    the FAO Working Party of Experts on Pesticide Residues and the WHO
    Expert Group on Pesticide Residues, Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep. Ser.,
    No. 502; FAO Agricultural Studies, No. 88.

    Five annexes are included at the end of this series of monographs.
    Annex I is a reproduction of Annex 1 in the Report of the 1971 Joint
    Meeting, and is a summary of recommendations concerning acceptable
    daily intakes, tolerances and practical residue limits as of December
    1971. Annex II gives relevant FAO/WHO publications concerning the
    source of all the previous monographs of various compounds. Annex III
    comprises amendments and additions to definitions of terms, which were
    included in the Report of the 1971 Joint Meeting. Annex IV -
    Fumigants. Annex V lists the membership of the 1971 Joint Meeting of
    the FAO Working Party of Experts and WHO Expert Committee on Pesticide
    Residues.

    NOTE TO THE READER

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

    Food Additives Unit
    World Health Organization
    Geneva, Switzerland

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

    Plant Protection Service
    Plant Production and Protection Division
    Food and Agriculture Organization
    Rome, Italy





















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