Ecotoxicology and pesticides in tropical aquatic ecosystems of Central America

@article{Castillo1997EcotoxicologyAP,
  title={Ecotoxicology and pesticides in tropical aquatic ecosystems of Central America},
  author={L. Castillo and E. Cruz and C. Ruepert},
  journal={Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={16},
  pages={41-51}
}
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 18 studies were identified, most of which deal exclusively with organochlorine residues, but other chemical groups also were studied and found in tropical aquatic ecosystems. Only five studies considered effects of pesticides on aquatic organisms; four of these examined both the presence of pesticides in… Expand
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