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Environmental exposures to agrochemicals in the Sierra Nevada mountain range

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Abstract

The release of pesticides into the environment may impact human and environmental health. Despite the need for environmental exposure data, few studies quantify exposures in urban areas and even fewer determine exposures to wildlife in remote areas. Although it is expected that concentrations in remote regions will be low, recent studies suggest that even low concentrations may have deleterious effects on wildlife. Many pesticides are known to interfere with the endocrine systems of humans and wildlife, adversely affecting growth, development, and behavior. This chapter reviews the fate and transport of pesticides applied in the Central Valley of California and quantifies their subsequent deposition into the relatively pristine Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Environmental exposures to agrochemicals in the Sierra Nevada mountain range
Series title:
ACS Symposium Series
Volume
747
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
ACS Symposium Series
First page:
53
Last page:
72
Number of Pages:
20