Pesticides in Surfaces Waters: Distribution, Trends, and Governing Factors

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Overview

Pesticde use in agriculture and non-agriculture settings has increased dramatically over the last several decades. Concern about adverse effects on the environment and human health has spurred an enormous amount of research into their environmental behavior and fate. Pesticides in Surface Waters presents a comprehensive summary of this research.
This book evaluates published studies that focus on measuring pesticide concentration. The studies chosen include peer reviewed scientific literature, government reports, laboratory studies, and those using microcosms and artificial streams and ponds. The authors used this information to develop their overview of pesticide contamination of surface waters.
The exhaustive compilation of data along with the fundamental science make this book essential for those involved in pesticide use, environmental protection, water quality, and human or ecological risk assessment. Pesticides in Surface Waters covers the results of actual studies, sources of pesticides to surface water, fate and transport, and environmental significance. Hundreds of data-packed tables, maps, charts, and drawings illustrate the key points, making research and application easy and cost effective.

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A summary of research on the occurrence, distribution, and significance of pesticides in surface waters of the US, compiling and evaluating most of the studies measuring pesticide concentration in surface waters published up to 1993, and some published after. Tables provide summaries of study sites, targeted pesticides, and results, and are accompanied by explanatory overviews. Useful for scientists, students, and water managers, ranging from those interested in references to those looking for interpretive analyses and conclusions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Purpose
Previous Reviews
Approach
Characteristics of Studies Reviewed
Introduction
General Design Features
Target Analytes
Geographic Distribution
Temporal Distribution
Matrices Sampled
Analytical Limits of Detection
Influence of Study Design
Overview of Occurrence and Distribution of Pesticides in Relation to Use
Occurrence
National Pesticide Use
Occurrence and Distribution in Relation to Use
Long-Term Trends in Pesticide Occurrence in Surface Waters
Factors Controlling the Behavior and Fate of Pesticides in Surface Waters
Sources of Pesticides in Surface Waters
Behavior and Fate of Pesticides in Surface Waters
Analysis of Key Topics - Sources, Behavior, and Transport
Seasonal Patterns of Pesticide Occurrence
Sources and Concentrations of Pesticides in Remote Water Bodies
Impact of Urban-Use Pesticides on Surface Water Quality
Impact of Forestry-Use Pesticides on Surface Water Quality
Pesticide Transformation Products in Surface Waters
Modeling of Pesticides in Surface Waters
Analysis of Key Topics - Environmental Significance
Implications for Human Health
Implications for Health of Aquatic Organisms
Environmental Significance of Pesticide Transformation Products in Surface Waters
Summary and Conclusions
Appendix: Glossary of Common and Chemical Names of Pesticides
References
Index

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