Agrichemicals in surface water and birth defects in the United States

Acta Paediatrica (Wiley) | March 6th, 2009


Objectives: To investigate if live births conceived in months when surface water agrichemicals are highest are at greater risk for birth defects. Methods: Monthly conc

Assessment of Interim Flow Water-Quality Data of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program and Implications for Fishes, California, 2009–11

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), San Francisco Water Department | June 29th, 2015


After more than 50 years of extensive water diversion for urban and agriculture use, a major settlement was reached among the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerc

California regulation of agricultural runoff

American Bar Association (ABA) | November 1st, 2017


Agriculture in California is a multibillion dollar industry that produces more than half of the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables. But this comes at a cost. Agricul

Chlorinated Byproducts of Neonicotinoids and Their Metabolites: An Unrecognized Human Exposure Potential?

American Chemical Society (ACS) | January 14th, 2019


We recently reported the initial discovery of neonicotinoid pesticides in drinking water and their potential for transformation through chlorination and alkaline hydrolys

Contaminant Concentrations in Sport Fish from San Francisco Bay: 2014

San Francisco Estuary Institute | January 1st, 2014


This summary report presents results from a 2014 survey of contaminants in San Francisco Bay sport fish, as well as an additional 2015 sampling of sport fish in Artesian

Contaminant Effects on California Bay-Delta Species & Human Health

San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science (UC Davis) | December 1st, 2016


Many contaminants in the California Bay-Delta exceed regulatory standards, impact aquatic species, and potentially affect human health. Recent studies provide evidence th

Control of the Clear Lake Gnat in California

Journal of Economic Entomology | August 1st, 1951


Current-Use Pesticides, Fragrance Ingredients, and Other Emerging Contaminants in San Francisco Bay Margin Sediment and Water

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | February 28th, 2020


The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) has recently focused attention on better characterization of contaminants in nearshore “ma

Daily stream samples reveal highly complex pesticide occurrence and potential toxicity to aquatic life

Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier | May 1st, 2020


Transient, acutely toxic concentrations of pesticides in streams can go undetected by fixed-interval sampling programs. Here we compare temporal patterns in occurrence of

DDT Residues in Pacific Sea Birds: a Persistent Insecticide in Marine Food Chains

Nature | November 1st, 1967


THE accumulation and biological concentration of DDT and its metabolites*within food chains of terrestrial, freshwater and estuarine ecosystems have been well doc

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