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Contamination of honey with organophosphorus pesticides

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García, M.A., Fernández, M.I. & Melgar, M.J. Contamination of honey with organophosphorus pesticides. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 54, 825–832 (1995).

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  • Waste Water
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Organophosphorus Pesticide