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Chronic toxicity of 1080 and its implications for conservation management: a New Zealand case study
Contributor(s):: Weaver, S. A.
Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) is a mammalian pesticide used in different parts of the world for the control of mammalian pest species. In New Zealand it is used extensively and very successfully as a conservation management tool for the control of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) - an...
Amounts of pesticides reaching target pests: environmental impacts and ethics
Contributor(s):: Pimentel, D.
An examination of published work on arthropod pests, pathogens and weeds of crops indicated that less than 0.1% of pesticides applied for pest control reach their target pests. Thus, more than 99.9% of pesticides used move into the environment where they adversely affect public health and...