Pesticides in Stream Sediment and Aquatic Biota Distribution, Trends, and Governing Factors / Edition 1

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This book collects, for the first time, results from several hundred m onitoring studies and field experiments, ranging in scope from individ ual sites to the entire nation. Comprehensive tables provide concise s ummaries of study locations, pesticides analyzed, and study outcomes. Comprehensive and extensively illustrated, Pesticides in Stream Sedim ent and Aquatic Biota: Distribution, Trends, and Governing Factors eva luates the sources, environmental fate, geographic distribution, and l ong-term trends of pesticides in bed sediment and aquatic biota. The b ook focuses on organochlorine pesticides, but also assesses the potent ial for currently used pesticides to be found in bed sediment and aqua tic biota. Topics covered in depth include the effect of land use on p esticide occurrence, mechanisms of pesticide uptake and accumulation b y aquatic biota, and the environmental significance of observed levels of pesticides in stream sediment and aquatic biota.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566704694
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Pesticides in the Hydrologic System Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1040
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Previous Reviews
Characteristics of Studies Reviewed
General Design Features
Geographic Distribution
Temporal Distribution
Sampling Matrices
Target Analytes
Analytical Detection Limits
National Distribution and Trends
Pesticide Occurrence
National Pesticide Use
Geographic Distribution in Relation to Use
Long-Term Trends
Governing Processes
Pesticide Sources
Behavior and Fate of Pesticides in Bed Sediment
Behavior and Fate of Pesticides in Aquatic Biota
Analysis of Key Topics - Sources, Behavior, and Transport
Effect of Land Use on Pesticide Contamination
Pesticide Uptake and Accumulation by Aquatic Biota
Seasonal Changes in Pesticide Residues
Physical and Chemical Properties of Pesticides in Sediment and Aquatic Biota
Composition of Total DDT as an Indicator of DDT Sources and Period of Use
Analysis of Key Topics - Environmental Significance
Effects of Pesticide Contaminants on Aquatic Organisms and Fish-Eating Wildlife
Effects of Pesticide Contaminants in Aquatic Biota on Human Health
Summary and Conclusion
Appendix A: Table 2.1 Pesticides in bed sediment and aquatic biota from rivers and estuaries in the United States: National and multistate monitoring studies
Appendix B: Table 2.2 Pesticides in bed sediment and aquatic biota from rivers in the United States: State and local monitoring studies
Appendix C: Table 2.3 Pesticides in bed sediment and aquatic biota from rivers in the United States: Process and matrix distribution studies
Appendix D: Common Names and Taxonomic Classifications of Aquatic Organisms Sampled in the Studies Reviewed
Appendix E: Glossary of Common and Chemical Names of Pesticides

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