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Changes in Climate Could Make Pesticides More Toxic to Estuarine Organisms

31 March 2014, 3:51 pm

tidal creek in Charleston, S.C.

Changes in climate may influence pesticide toxicity in the coastal zone, according to a recent study by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). Pesticides enter our estuarine waters by runoff from land following a storm. These pesticides are used for agricultural, turf grass, home and garden, and mosquito control applications.

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Original article: Changes in Climate Could Make Pesticides More Toxic to Estuarine Organisms