How Pesticides Contaminate Your Water

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Farmers use pesticides to protect crops from insects, weeds, and diseases in order to produce food at a faster rate. As the use of pesticides started to spike in the 1950s, people began to notice them in the drinking water. Today, almost every US stream has at least one detectable pesticide. The effects of using pesticides may take decades to become apparent in groundwater.

Today, almost every US stream has at least one detectable pesticide. The effects of using pesticides may take decades to become apparent in groundwater.

Pesticides are being used almost everywhere from schools and parks to forests and beaches. And although they’re most often found in watersheds in the South and Midwest where farming is more prevalent, agricultural run-off isn’t the only way they’re getting into the water – pesticides can leach into water supplies from some home lawn care chemicals.

Over time, ingesting some pesticides such as atrazine above regulated levels can cause cardiovascular or reproduction problems.

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