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Pesticides in Aquatic Environments

  • Mohammed Abdul Quddus Khan

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pesticides in Aquatic Environments an Overview

  3. Pesticides in Aquatic Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. R. Haque, P. C. Kearney, V. H. Freed
      Pages 39-52
  4. Dynamics of Pesticides in Aquatic Environments

  5. Degradation of Pesticides by Aquatic Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. M. O. James, J. R. Fouts, J. R. Bend
      Pages 171-189
    3. M. A. Q. Khan, F. Korte, J. F. Payne
      Pages 191-220
    4. Gary M. Booth, Duane Ferrell
      Pages 221-243
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-257

About this book

Introduction

Water covers about two-thirds of the surface of earth, but only 0.627 percent of this water is the sweet surface and subsurface water available for the survival of freshwater organisms including man (1,2). Some of this fresh or sweet water lies in practically uninhabitable regions (rivers: }1ackenzie in Canada; Amazon in Central America; Ob, Yenesey, and Lenta in Siberia, etc.). Also, most of the major rivers (the Mississippi in U.S.A., the Rhine in Europe, the Volga in U.S.S.R., the Ganges in India, etc.), because they flow through agricultural land or urban and industrial areas, have become highly contaminated with chemicals (3). This leaves us with shrinking resources of sweet surface water. In the United States, the dependable supplies of this water are already dwindling in cities like New York and Los Angeles and states like New Mexico and Texas (3).

Keywords

Europe agriculture bioconcentration ecosystem environment fish food pesticide pesticides pollution rivers water

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammed Abdul Quddus Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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