The Environmental Impact Quotient on Fruit and Vegetables Pesticides in Korea

국내 과채류에 등록된 농약에 대한 환경영향지수

  • Oh, Kyeong-Seok (Research Management Bureau, RDA) ;
  • Lee, Byung-Moo (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, RDA) ;
  • Sung, Ha-Jung (Korea Testing and Research Institute for Chemical Industry) ;
  • Oh, Hong-Gyu (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, RDA) ;
  • Ihm, Yang-Bin (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, RDA) ;
  • Kyung, Kee-Sung (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, RDA)
  • 오경석 (농촌진흥청 연구관리국) ;
  • 이병무 (농업과학기술원 농약안전성과) ;
  • 성하정 (한국화학시험연구원) ;
  • 오홍규 (농업과학기술원 농약안전성과) ;
  • 임양빈 (농업과학기술원 농약안전성과) ;
  • 경기성 (농업과학기술원 농약안전성과)
  • Published : 2003.06.30


The Environmental Impact Quotient(EIQ) has been used to organize the extensive toxicological and soil residue data available on some fruit vegetables pesticides into a usable form for field use. It addresses a majority of the environmental concerns that are encountered in agricultural systems including farm worker, consumer, ecological and environmental safety. The EIQ made use of the rating system by using the EIQ equation. The EIQ of pesticides registered for oriental melon was higher than that of other in terms of farm worker, consumer and environmental safety. Pesticides registered for red pepper showed highest EIQ in ecosystem. The EIQ decreased in order of insecticide> fungicide> herbicide> plant growth regulator. The environment Impact Quotient for the pesticides registered in fruit and vegetables decrease gradually.


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