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|Main Title||Movement and Impact of Pesticides Used for Vector Control on the Aquatic Environment in the Northeastern United States.|
|Author||Rees, Charles D. ; Becke, David L. ;|
|CORP Author||Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.|
|Report Number||DI-68-01-0129; TS-00-72-09;|
|Stock Number||PB-217 843|
|Additional Subjects||( Insecticides ; Ecology) ; ( Pesticides ; Water pollution) ; ( Culicidae ; Insect control) ; Law(Jurisprudence) ; Swamps ; DDT ; Dieldrin ; Malathion ; Pyrethrum ; Biocides ; Larvae ; Cape Cod ; Massachusetts ; Mineral oils ; Aquatic biology ; Impact ; Estuaries ; Toxicity ; Biodeterioration ; Metabolism ; Public health ; Disease vectors ; Salt marshes ; Pesticide persistence ; Path of pollutants ; Methoxychlor ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Pesticide residues ; Abate|
In the northeastern United States the mosquito abatement programs are conducted for the vector control of Eastern equine encephalitis, to reduce the nuisance problem caused by mosquitoes, and to enhance recreation areas. Typically, these programs consist of the application of pesticides (vectoricides) and the drainage of stagnant water. The report summarizes a case study of a specific vectoricide use situation documenting the kinds and quantities used, their route from the point of initial application into the water environment, their ultimate effect on the ecosystem, and the laws and regulations which affect their use. Cape Cod was chosen for the study area.