USGS Survey Finds Low-Level Pesticides in Drinking Water

(Beyond Pesticides, December 12, 2008) A new study has found pesticides in surface waters around the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) analyzed water from nine selected rivers, which are used as a source for public water systems and found that low levels of certain xynthetic chemicals remain in public water supplies after being […]

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Safety Reviews Inadequate for Pesticides Widely Found in Waterways

(Beyond Pesticides, November 5, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acknowledged in a recent Federal Register Notice that antimicrobial pesticides in wide use are not adequately tested for their impacts on human health and the environment. Controversy surrounding the impacts of many antimicrobials in the environment has arisen in recent times to due to the […]

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EU To Limit Chemicals in Surface Waters

(Beyond Pesticides, June 18, 2008) On June 17, 2008, the European Union (EU) voted and approved limits for chemical contaminants in surface waters. This measure would expand the EU’s campaign to protect the environment and also reduce the cost of producing drinking water. This new measure will set limits for 33 chemicals, including pesticides and […]

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Pharmaceuticals and Anti-Bacterials in Your Drinking Water

(Beyond Pesticides, March 17, 2008) Not everything that goes down the drain can be removed by water treatment plants, which leaves some alarming contaminants in America’s drinking water. A five-month investigation by the Associated Press (AP) finds trace quantities of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water of 41 million Americans. Scientists fear that ingestion of these tiny […]

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Intersex in Smallmouth Bass Coincident with Population and Agriculture in Potomac Watershed

Released: 2/7/2008 12:50:58 PM Contact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communication 119 National Center Reston, VA 20192 For several years, scientists have been working to determine why so many male smallmouth bass in the Potomac River basin have immature female egg cells in their testes – a form of […]

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Widespread Pesticide Poisoning of Water Focus of Landmark Government Study

(Beyond Pesticides, March 3, 2006) Today, the U.S. Geological Survey released Pesticides in the Nation’s Streams and Ground Water, 1992-2001, a ten-year survey of the contamination caused by pesticide use in agriculture and urbanized areas. Every year, nearly one billion pounds of pesticides, many of which are linked to cancer, birth defects, neurological disorders, and […]

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USGS Reports Majority of U.S. Fresh Water Contaminated with Pesticides

(Beyond Pesticides, June 9, 2004) A new nationwide study of streams and groundwater by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds that a majority of the nation’s fresh water sources, particularly in agricultural and urban development areas, are contaminated with low concentrations of chemicals. The USGS study found pesticides in 94 percent of all the water […]

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USGS Finds Pesticides In Nation’s Surface and Ground Water

(Beyond Pesticides, May 26, 2004) In agricultural and urban areas, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds, according to Water Quality in the Nation’s Streams and Aquifers-Overview of Selected Findings, 1991-2001 released earlier this month. Based on a series of 51 United States […]

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