1st Edition

Pesticides in Surface Waters Distribution, Trends, and Governing Factors

    400 Pages
    by CRC Press

    400 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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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    Characteristics of Studies Reviewed
    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
    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


    Larson\, Steven J.; Capel\, Paul D.; Majewski\, Michael

    "...An excellent compilation...a required reference book for anyone planning a study of pesticides in surface water..."
    - James Seiber, Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada