Pesticides and groundwater hearing before the Subcommittee on Toxic Substances and Environmental Oversight of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session, September 9, 1986. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Toxic Substances and Environmental Oversight.

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Groundwater and Pesticides About 50 percent of the U.S. population relies on groundwater for drinking water. Rural populations utilizing groundwater for drinking water may reach 95 percent.

Groundwater feeds drinking-water wells. Because of the potential risk to human health, pesticide contamination of groundwater is a national topic.

Pesticides are natural or synthetic agents that are used to kill unwanted plant or animal pests. animal tests, and ecological effects include the potential for groundwater con-tamination. Each toxicity class is associated with a signal word, which must ap-pear on the pesticide label.

The. This module is designed as a guide for the proper dilution and application of pesticides. It includes practical calibration techniques for common pesticide application equipment.

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Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently investigated 51 streams in nine Midwestern States to determine the presence of a wide range of.

of these pesticides and fertilizers (some highly toxic) have entered and contaminated ground water following normal, registered use. Some pes-ticides remain in soil and water for many months to many years. Another potential source of ground water contamination is animal wastes that.fecting water pollution with pesticides and their residues include drainage, rainfall, microbial activity, soil temperature, treatment surface, application rate as well as the solubility, mobility and half life of pesticides.

In India organochlorine insecticides such as DDT and HCH constitute more than 70% of the pesticides used at present.

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