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Main Title Agrochemical Hazards in Aquatic Systems and Evaluation of Such Hazards with Emphasis on Developing Countries.
Author Lemke, A. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-020;
Stock Number PB84-130467
Additional Subjects Marine atmospheres ; Proteins ; Developing countries ; Water pollution ; Chemical compounds ; Fertilizers ; Pesticides ; Foods ; Fishes ; Shellfish ; Sources ; Toxicity ; Utilization ; Agricultural products ; Bioaccumulation ; Eutrophication
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-130467 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 21p
Many developing countries are lacking protein in the diets of their population. Aquatic systems are good sources of protein in many areas with fish and shellfish as the main sources. The misuse of agrochemicals can directly or indirectly affect the use and suitability of these protein sources as food. Problems are found in three main areas: eutrophication which changes species production, direct toxicity to aquatic species and bioconcentration of various materials to excessive amounts. The best solution is judicious purchase and use of agrochemicals. Lacking this, testing is necessary to predict and prevent problems and several methods will be enumerated. Particular emphasis will be placed on testing facilities and personnel. A substantial bibliography will be included.