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Occurrence and spatial and temporal distribution of pesticide residues in groundwater of major corn-growing areas of Greece (1996-1997).
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PMID:  11352027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During 1996-1997, residues of selected pesticides were monitored, at 3-month intervals, in 80 wells, including both irrigation and drinking water wells, distributed among the main corn-growing areas (Pieria, Thessaloniki, Serres, Kavala, and Evros) of Greece. Pesticide residues were found in 48% of the wells; however, in most cases residues were very low ranging from LOQs (quantification limits of the analytical methods) to <0.1 microg/L, while in 11% (nine wells) pesticide residues higher than 0.1 microg/L were present. Most of the latter wells were found in Evros and specificallythe Ardas Valley. The frequency of occurrence, in descending order, was atrazine > DEA > alachlor = metolachlor; however, the order of descending concentrations was atrazine > metolachlor > DEA > alachlor. The occurrence and the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of pesticide residues indicate that at the present the situation of groundwater quality is favorable throughout the corn-growing areas of Greece with the exception of the Ardas Valley.
A Papastergiou; E Papadopoulou-Mourkidou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental science & technology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0013-936X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-15     Completed Date:  2001-06-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0213155     Medline TA:  Environ Sci Technol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pesticide Science Laboratory, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Acetamides / analysis
Atrazine / analogs & derivatives,  analysis
Herbicides / analysis
Pesticide Residues / analysis*,  toxicity
Time Factors
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*,  toxicity
Water Supply / analysis*,  standards
Zea mays / growth & development*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acetamides; 0/Herbicides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 15972-60-8/alachlor; 1912-24-9/Atrazine; 51218-45-2/metolachlor; 6190-65-4/4-deethylatrazine

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