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This book explores the development of nanopesticides and tests of their biological activity against target organisms. It also covers the effects of nanopesticides in the aquatic and terrestrial environments, along with related subjects including fate, behaviour, mechanisms of action and toxicity. Moreover, the book discusses the potential risks of nanopesticides for non-target organisms, as well as regulatory issues and future perspectives.
|Publication date:||7th July 2020|
|Author:||Leonardo F. Fraceto|
|Publisher:||Springer Nature Switzerland AG|
|Categories:||Agricultural science, Precision instruments manufacture, Environmental science, engineering & technology, Nanotechnology, Central government policies,|
Leonardo F. Fraceto holds a PhD in Molecular and Functional Biology from Sao Paulo State University, where he has developed carrier systems for herbicides and other compounds of interest for pest control in agriculture, resulting in research articles and patents. In addition, he has conducted studies on long-term repellents for controlling arboviruses and pests. Vera Lucia de Castro holds a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of Sao Paulo and joined Embrapa to develop ecotoxicology studies in non-target organisms. Her main focus is on the ecotoxicological effects of photocatalytic nanoparticles and hybrid nanomaterials on aquatic organisms, as well as ...More About Leonardo F. Fraceto