Special Issue "Pesticide Residues in the Environment and Food Chain: Fate, Bioaccumulation and Toxicology"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jesus Simal-Gandara

Nutrition and Bromatology Group, Analytical and Food Chemistry Department, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo - Ourense Campus, E-32004 Ourense, Spain
Website: http://webs.uvigo.es/depc07/docentes_jsimal.en.html
Interests: sustainable primary production; new product development; food quality and safety; persistent organic pollutants; functional food ingredients

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pesticides have numerous beneficial effects. These include crop protection, preservation of food and materials and prevention of vector-borne diseases. Since their mode of action is by targeting systems or enzymes in the pests which may be identical or very similar to systems or enzymes in human beings and other animals, they can pose risks to human health and also the environment. Some pesticides are characterized by being very persistent in the environment. They may represent long-term dangers as they biomagnify up the food-chain. There is growing concern about exposure to pesticides at both high and low levels.

Prof. Dr. Jesus Simal-Gandara
Guest Editor


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  • pesticides
  • environmental fate
  • accumulation in the food chain
  • toxicology
  • regulatory issues

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p. 1161-1175
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Molecules 2015, 20(1), 1161-1175; doi:10.3390/molecules20011161
Received: 22 October 2014 / Accepted: 6 January 2015 / Published: 12 January 2015
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p. 20627-20649
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Molecules 2014, 19(12), 20627-20649; doi:10.3390/molecules191220627
Received: 29 October 2014 / Revised: 26 November 2014 / Accepted: 27 November 2014 / Published: 10 December 2014
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Last update: 18 July 2014

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