Contamination of the freshwater ecosystem by pesticides

Journal of Applied Ecology
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Abstract


A large part of our disquieting present-day pesticide problem is intimately tied to the freshwater ecosystem. Economic poisons are used in so many types of terrain to control so many kinds of organisms that almost all lakes and streams are likely to be contaminated. In addition to accidental contamination many pesticides are deliberately applied directly to fresh waters for suppression of aquatic animals or plants. The problem is intensified because of the extreme susceptibility of freshwater organisms. The complexity of freshwater environments and their variety makes it difficult to comprehend the total effect of pesticides.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Contamination of the freshwater ecosystem by pesticides
Series title Journal of Applied Ecology
DOI 10.2307/2401442
Volume 3
Year Published 1966
Language English
Publisher British Ecological Society
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description 12 p.
First page 33
Last page 44
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N