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Environmental exposures to agrochemicals in the Sierra Nevada mountain range

January 1, 2000

The release of pesticides into the environment may impact human and environmental health. Despite the need for environmental exposure data, few studies quantify exposures in urban areas and even fewer determine exposures to wildlife in remote areas. Although it is expected that concentrations in remote regions will be low, recent studies suggest that even low concentrations may have deleterious effects on wildlife. Many pesticides are known to interfere with the endocrine systems of humans and wildlife, adversely affecting growth, development, and behavior. This chapter reviews the fate and transport of pesticides applied in the Central Valley of California and quantifies their subsequent deposition into the relatively pristine Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1999
Title Environmental exposures to agrochemicals in the Sierra Nevada mountain range
DOI 10.1021/bk-2000-0747.ch005
Authors James S. LeNoir, Linda Aston, Seema Data, Gary Fellers, Laura McConnell, James Sieber
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Series Title ACS Symposium Series
Index ID 70022293
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse