This study shows that agricultural pesticides continue to cause environmental harm even when our instruments fail to detect and 'regulators' have shifted their attention away from them.
Clearly, the best way to get synthetic pesticides OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT is NOT to put them there in the first place. Our food dollars consciously spent on organic food provides both nourishment for healthy bodies AND prevents dangerous chemicals from being used which perpetually poison our planet. Jim
"Commonly-used pesticides can impact aquatic species over multiple weeks, even when chemicals are no longer detectable in water nor monitored by regulators, according to new research...
"Over half a billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the U.S., mostly in agriculture and to reduce insect-borne disease, but some of these pesticides are occurring at concentrations that are identified by the government as a concern for aquatic life. The potential for adverse effects on aquatic life is likely underestimated in these results because resource constraints limit the scope of monitoring to less than half of the more than 400 pesticides currently used in agriculture each year and monitoring focuses only on pesticides dissolved in water."