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Ecotoxicology and pesticides in tropical aquatic ecosystems of Central America
Although pesticide use is high in the Central American region, few studies concerning environmental levels and effects of pesticides in aquatic ecosystems have been conducted. In this review 18Expand
Water quality and macroinvertebrate community response following pesticide applications in a banana plantation, Limon, Costa Rica.
Pesticides used in banana production may enter watercourses and pose ecological risks for aquatic ecosystems. The occurrence and effects of pesticides in a stream draining a banana plantation wasExpand
Accumulation of current-use pesticides in neotropical montane forests.
In Central America, chemical-intensive tropical agriculture takes place in close proximity to highly valued and biologically diverse ecosystems, yet the potential for atmospheric transport ofExpand
Pesticide residues in the aquatic environment of banana plantation areas in the North Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica
A study of pesticide residues in surface waters and sediments was undertaken in the Suerte River Basin, Costa Rica, that drains into the Tortuguero conservation area. Samples were collected inExpand
Field testing passive air samplers for current use pesticides in a tropical environment.
Air was sampled for one year in the central valley of Costa Rica using an active high-volume sampler as well as passive samplers (PAS) based on polyurethane foam (PUF) disks and XAD-resin filled meshExpand
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Costa Rican air and soil: A tropical/temperate comparison
Abstract Surface soil and passive air samples from a network of 23 sampling sites across Costa Rica were analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), allowing for an evaluation of absoluteExpand
Organochlorine pesticides in the soils and atmosphere of Costa Rica.
  • A. Daly, Y. Lei, +4 authors F. Wania
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental science & technology
  • 10 January 2007
A survey of the contamination of the physical environment of Costa Rica with banned organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) relied on sampling air and soil at 23 stations acrossthe country in 2004. AverageExpand
Hazardous Pesticides in Central America
Abstract Pesticides are an extensively documented occupational and environmental hazard in Central America. Yet, severe problems persist. Toxic pesticide use in the Region increased during 1985–1999.Expand
Pesticide poisonings in Costa Rica.
A descriptive epidemiologic study, conducted in Costa Rica, investigated the incidence of pesticide poisonings with special attention to agricultural workers and occupational exposure. InformationExpand
Pesticide application practices, pest knowledge, and cost-benefits of plantain production in the Bribri-Cabécar Indigenous Territories, Costa Rica.
The use of pesticides in the cultivation of cash crops such as banana and plantain is increasing, in Costa Rica and worldwide. Agrochemical use and occupational and environmental exposures in exportExpand