Special Issue "Pesticides in Formulations: Toxicological and Regulatory Assessments, New Developments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2022 | Viewed by 2614
It appears to most of us that the long-term effects of pesticides in ecosystems need to be better understood and their use regulated. New discoveries regarding the compositions of fully marketed formulations with components other than the declared active ingredients are poorly studied and rarely taken into account when establishing admissible daily intakes, for instance. Comparisons of the effects of pesticides used in the environment versus those of the declared active ingredients alone are rarely studied; however, this is crucial to shed light on the real toxicity of pesticides.
The aim of this Special Issue is to explain new discoveries, particularly regarding the long-term toxicities of pesticides in whole ecosystems, and, importantly, how these are taken into consideration by health and regulatory agencies. The scope is to understand the new developments in the knowledge of full formulations, especially compared to the known effects of the declared active ingredients alone. The understanding of the nature and toxicities of formulants other than the declared active ingredients will be of interest. The major pesticides of the world, i.e., glyphosate-based herbicides, which are being debated in all continents, will be focused on.
Any knowledge in various sciences helping to understand this topic is welcome; even reviews and technical, biological, epidemiological, sociological, theoretical, historical or multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged. How was the regulation of pesticides established and how has it evolved? How quickly are new discoveries regarding undeclared or poorly declared components of the formulations used by humans, and mixtures in foods or the natural environment, considered? What is the difference between the effects of the mixtures and those of the declared active ingredients alone at a biological, population or molecular level? We will try to address these questions and related ones.
We look forward to receiving your contributions. If you are interested, please indicate if you could send us the manuscript this year.
Prof. Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini
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- long-term toxicity
- advances in regulation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: A mixture of endocrine disruptors and the pesticide Roundup induce perturbations in liver redox equilibrium when are chronically administered to rabbits in very low doses: Reinforcing the notion of real-life risk simulation
Authors: Periklis Vardakas1, Aristidis S. Veskoukis2, Christos Gournikis1, Vasiliki Karzi3, Aristides M. Tsatsakis3, Demetrios Kouretas1*
Affiliation: 1 Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Viopolis, Mezourlo, 41500 Larissa, Greece 2 Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Thessaly, Argonafton 1, 42132, Trikala, Greece 3 Department of Toxicology, Medical School of University of Crete, Iraklion, Greece. *Corresponding author: Demetrios Kouretas, Professor, University of Thessaly, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Viopolis, Mezourlo, Larissa 41500, Greece.
Title: Exploring the mechanisms of toxicity of eight major herbicide active ingredients and their commercial formulations
Authors: Scarlett Ferguson, Robin Mesnage & Michael N Antoniou
Affiliation: King’s College London
Title: Glyphosate, Roundup and the failures of regulatory assessment
Authors: Eva Novotny
Affiliation: Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Title: Effects of residual concentrations of pyraclostrobin on the fat body morphophysiology in foragers of Africanized honey bee
Authors: Caio E. C. Domingues1, Inoue L. V. B.2, Gregorc A.1, Silva-Zacarin E. C.3 M. and Malaspina O.2
Affiliation: 1 University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Pivola, Slovenia 2 Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) - “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Instituto de Biociências (IB), Departamento de Biologia, Centro de Estudos de Insetos Sociais (CEIS), Rio Claro, SP, Brazil 3 Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Departamento de Biologia (DBio), Laboratório de Ecotoxicologia e Análise de Integridade Ambiental (LEIA), Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
Title: Impact of biological control using Basalt powder “Farina di Basalto” compared to two plant extracts on Aphis punicae and Planococcus citri and plant growth parameters in an organic pomegranate orchard
Authors: Mohamed Elimem1, Rim Jaouadi1, Maha Kalboussi1, Chaima Lahfef1,2, Slim Rouz1, Hassan Kharroubi3, Naceur Boulila4, Sofien Kouki3, Giuliano Ragnoni5, Gianluca Pizzuti5, Fabio Primavera5, Alessandro Ricc
Affiliation: 1High School of Agriculture of Mograne (ESAM), Mograne, Zaghouane, University of Carthage, Tunisia 2Higher Institute of Agronomy of Tunis, Tunis, University of Carthage, Tunisia 3Higher School of Engineer of Medjez El Beb, MedjezElBeb, Béja, University of Jendouba, Tunisia 4Laboratory of Natural Substances, National Institute of Research and Physico-chemical Analyses, Biotechpole of Sidi Thabet, Ariana, 2020, Tunisia 5Basalti Orvieto srl –Loc Cornale, 05014-CASTEL VISCARDO (TR), Italy