Plant Growth Regulators, Mineral Fertilizer and the Problem of Mycotoxins

United Nations Environment Programme (1985)

The greatest danger for the health of people in our age of industrialization is pollution of the environment by chemicals. At present Out of the known five million chemicals more than 60 thousand are widely used: 1500 of these are used as pesticides, 4000 -- as drugs; 5500 are used as food additives. More than 1000 new compounds are annually introduced into industry in the Soviet Union. The scale of human contact with these chemicals varies. With some of them hundreds of people come into contact, with others -- thousands and with still others -- millions of people. The latter include chemical means of plant protection.

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