Pesticides in Drinking Water (Industrial Health & Safety)

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What are the dangers of pesticide contamination in water supplies? Can the problem be eliminated? Are the available technologies adequate to remedy or alleviate the risks? What government regulations are currently in place, and how effective is the protection they offer? This comprehensive resource provides a collection of all known, up-to-date information regarding the occurrence of pesticides in drinking water. Gustafson furnishes definitive examinations regarding the different types of pesticides in drinking supplies, how they get there, and what is being done to remedy the problem. Bringing together historic data, current trends in scientific thought, regulatory tactics, and future technical strategies, Pesticides in Drinking Water provides an inclusive, single source for understanding how best to monitor and control the problem. The author provides:

  • Case studies for a more detailed, historical perspective
  • A review of current monitoring data
  • Intricate descriptions of accidental spills and misuses of pesticides
  • An explanation of the dangers of leaching and run-off from properly applied chemicals
  • Recent surveys of drinking water quality
  • A look at current industrial and government regulations
  • Examples of the technology utilized to treat pesticides in water supplies
  • An examination of new and safer pesticides
This effective reference guide is invaluable for chemists and biologists in the agricultural-chemistry profession, environmental consultants and engineers, farmers, government inspectors, and regulatory managers. Presented in an accurate, technical, but fully accessible style, Pesticides in Drinking Water is also ideal for students, scholars, or any-one concerned about water quality and the environmental hazards of pesticides.

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About the Author David I. Gustafson, Ph.D. is affiliated with the Rhône-Poulenc Agriculture Company in North Carolina. David has recently founded Guswork, Inc., an environmental consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that focuses on the special issues surrounding the occurrence of pesticides in drinking water.

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