Analysis of current-use pesticides in aquatic and terrestrial organisms collected throughout California, USA

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A wide variety of pesticides are applied concurrently in agricultural and urban areas and transported off site dissolved in water and bound to sediments. But the exposure of aquatic and terrestrial organisms to current-use pesticides and the resulting effects are not well understood. One approach is to directly analyze tissue concentrations of contaminants. The overall objective of this study was to develop a sensitive method to analyze current-use pesticides with a wide range of Kow's in tissue to better understand the accumulation of these contaminants in different aquatic and terrestrial organisms. This method was then used to analyze current-use pesticides in tissues from a variety of organisms from sites with different land-use practices.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Analysis of current-use pesticides in aquatic and terrestrial organisms collected throughout California, USA
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher IWA Diffuse Population Specialist Group
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title roceedings of 14th International Conference, IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group: Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication
Conference Title 14th International Conference, IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group: Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication
Conference Location Quebec, Canada
Conference Date September 12-17 2010
Country United States
State California
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