Accession Number:

AD0779025

Title:

The Effects of Herbicides in South Vietnam. Part B. Working Papers: Persistence and Disappearance of Herbicides in Tropical Soils

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

A very obvious and legitimate question poses itself when an extraneous material has been introduced into the environment How long will this material persist, or how fast will it disappear. For the military herbicide operations in South Vietnam this question is particularly obvious and urgent. Herbicides have been used in those operations at levels roughly five to ten times higher than in normal agricultural practices. The report includes herbicide determinations in soils and water supplies at different locations.

Subject Categories:

  • Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE