COMMISSION ON AGROCHEMICALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT (VI.4)
Title: Relevance of Impurities in Technical Grade Pesticides
Completion Date: 2002 - project completed
The objective of this project is to review information concerning the
significance of pesticide impurities and provide guidance to world regulatory
agencies regarding revision of their quality standards to account for
the potential presence of these impurities. Accurate assessment of the
potential impact of impurities is critical for assuring the safe and
efficient use of pesticides. Guidance will be offered on the correct
assessment of impurities in technical grade and formulated pesticides
products and also for appropriate utilization of the FAO Specifications
of Plant Protection Products and FAO/WHO JMPR toxicological evaluations.
Project conclusions and recommendations have been approved by the Commission
on Agrochemicals and the Environment, and the final report is being
edited for publication in PAC.
Project completed - IUPAC Technical Report published in Pure
75(7), 937-973, 2003.
Last Update: 21 July 2003