Department of the Army Pesticide Monitoring Program, Evaluation of Environmental Samples Collected in Calendar Year 1975.
Annual rept. Jan-Dec 75,
ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Data results of the 1975 Dep of the Army Pesticide Monitoring Program indicate that the three soil groups based on land use are significantly different. The areas having the greates pesticide burden are the pesticide shop and storage areas. The area having the lowest pesticide burden is soil group III. The golf courses exhibit significantly higher pesticide residues than the other sites in soil group II. The four functional sediment stratifications show significantly different pesticide residues. The two functional stratifications of fish appear to be good indicators of the aquatic environment. The limited amount of bird samples places severe limitations on all conclusions from these data. The bird data do suggest that birds possess high metabolic activity. Recommendations are made with reference to sample collection and the pesticides for which analysis is done.
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