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Nano-pesticides: Solution or threat for a cleaner and greener agriculture?
Date:6/20/2012

ed losses. However, nano-pesticides may also create new kinds of contamination of soils and waterways due to enhanced transport, longer persistence and higher toxicity.

The current level of knowledge does not allow a fair assessment of the advantages and disadvantages that will result from the use of nano-pesticides. As a prerequisite for such assessment, a better understanding of the fate and effect of nano-pesticides after their application is required. The suitability of current regulations should also be analyzed so that refinements can be implemented if needed. Research on nano-pesticides is therefore a priority for preserving the quality of both the food chain and the environment.
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Contact: Thilo Hofmann
thilo.hofmann@univie.ac.at
34-142-775-3320
University of Vienna
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