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Photo from U.S. Geological Circular 1225--The Quality of Our Nation's Waters--Nuttients and Pesticides


common pesticade mixtures in water.



The composition of the most common pesticide mixtures differs between urban and agricultural areas and between agricultural areas with different crops and pests. In urban areas, simazine and prometon were the most common pesticides found together, whereas atrazine, DEA (deethyl-atrazine), and metolachlor were the most common compounds found in mixtures from agricultural areas. Mixtures containing both herbicides and insecticides were a common occurrence in urban streams. More than 10 percent of urban stream samples contained a mixture of at least 4 herbicides plus the insecticides diazinon and chlorpyrifos.

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