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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English


  • Atrazine -- Kansas.,
  • Herbicides -- Kansas.

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SeriesFact sheet -- FS-001-94., Fact sheet (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- FS-001-94.
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 sheet.
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Open LibraryOL17790562M

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Obion Middle Fork TN Vermilion River, North IN Poisoning the Well: How the EPA Is Ignoring Atrazine Contamination in Surface and Drinking Water in the Central United States atrazine.   In , atrazine concentrations in 18 communities exceeded the legal limit of 3 ppb, sometimes for weeks. For example, atrazine contamination peaked at 32 ppb in Blanchester, Ohio, from May 5 to June 9, and at 21 ppb in Beloit, Kan., from June 9 to July 7. The EPA monitoring program targets water systems most vulnerable to atrazine contamination. Atrazine may protect crops and lawns from certain types of weeds, but it is a real problem for other species. The chemical is a potent endocrine disruptor that causes immunosuppression, hermaphroditism and even complete sex reversal in male frogs at concentrations as low as parts per billion (ppb)—well below the ppb that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says is : Larry West. Ecological risk assessment of atrazine in surface waters Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 15, 33 Table 1. Geographic distribution of atrazine use on corn, a State Tonnes used % of use Illinois Iowa Nebraska Indiana Ohio Missouri Michigan Texas 5, 4, 3, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 17 14 11 10 Minnesota Wisconsin Kansas Cited by: