Food safety

Inventory of IPCS and other WHO pesticide evaluations and summary of toxicological evaluations performed by the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) through 2010

Tenth Edition

This inventory summarizes evaluations of pesticides that have been performed by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) and other assessments of pesticides by IPCS and other programmes in WHO. It does not include the maximum residue limits (MRLs) that have been recommended by JMPR.

The introduction briefly describes the pesticide activities that are summarized in this inventory. The inventory itself lists relevant documents that have been published and summarizes the acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) and provisional tolerable daily intakes (PTDIs) that have been established by JMPR. It should be noted that the first entry under each pesticide is the one that is currently applicable. JMPR has not evaluated those pesticides that do not include the JMPR evaluations heading.

Annex 1 defines the codes and explains the abbreviations used in Table 1. Annex 2 lists the reports and other documents resulting from the Joint Meetings on Pesticide Residues that have been held to date. Many of the older publications that are listed, are out of print but are available electronically. Addresses for obtaining documents and publications are provided in Annex 1. Annex 3 provides further information on several specific pesticides that are referenced in the inventory.