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

Picture of a bridge over a river.
(Photo by Karen Riva-Murray)
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is applying NAWQA pesticide information and monitoring protocols in its statewide pesticide monitoring. The NAWQA data represent a broader array of analyses and lower detection limits than data previously available. The collaborative effort was sparked by public concerns over pesticides in New York State waters and their possible relation to the incidence of breast cancer.

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