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Ecotoxicological and regulatory aspects of environmental sustainability of nanopesticides

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Author(s):
Grillo, Renato [1] ; Fraceto, Leonardo F. [2] ; Amorim, Monica J. B. [3, 4] ; Scott-Fordsmand, Janeck James [5] ; Schoonjans, Reinhilde [6] ; Chaudhry, Qasim [7]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Dept Phys & Chem, Ave Brasil 56, BR-15385000 Ilha Solteira, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Dept Environm Engn, Ave Tres Marco 511, BR-18087180 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, P-3810193 Aveiro - Portugal
[4] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro - Portugal
[5] Aarhus Univ, Dept Biosci, Vejlsovej 25, POB 314, DK-8600 Aarhus - Denmark
[6] European Food Safety Author, Sci Comm & Emerging Risks Unit, Via Carlo Magno 1-A, I-43123 Parma - Italy
[7] Univ Chester, Parkgate Rd, Chester CH1 4BJ, Cheshire - England
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Review article
Source: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; v. 404, n. A FEB 15 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Recent years have seen the development of various colloidal formulations of pesticides and other agrochemicals aimed at use in sustainable agriculture. These formulations include inorganic, organic or hybrid particulates, or nanocarriers composed of biodegradable polymers, that can provide a better control of the release of active ingredients. The very small particle sizes and high surface areas of nanopesticides may however also lead to some unintended (eco)toxicological effects due to the way in which they interact with the target and non-target species and the environment. The current level of knowledge on ecotoxicological effects of nanopesticides is scarce, especially in regard to the fate and behaviour of such formulations in the environment. Nanopesticides will however have to cross a stringent regulatory scrutiny before marketing in most countries for health and environmental risks under a range of regulatory frameworks that require pre-market notification, risk assessment and approval, followed by labelling, post-market monitoring and surveillance. This review provides an overview of the key regulatory and ecotoxicological aspects relating to nanopesticides that will need to be considered for environmentally-sustainable use in agriculture. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/21004-5 - Agriculture, micro/nanotechnology and environment: from evaluation of the mechanisms of action to studies of transport and toxicity
Grantee:Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants