Toxicity of two insecticides to California, USA, anurans and its relevance to declining amphibian populations.

@article{Sparling2009ToxicityOT,
  title={Toxicity of two insecticides to California, USA, anurans and its relevance to declining amphibian populations.},
  author={Donald W. Sparling and Gary M. Fellers},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={
          1696-703
        }
}
Contaminants have been associated with population declines of several amphibian species in California (USA). Pesticides from the Central Valley of California are transported by winds into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and precipitate into wet meadows where amphibians breed. The present study examined the chronic toxicity of two of the insecticides most commonly used in the Central Valley and found in the mountains, chlorpyrifos and endosulfan, to larval Pacific treefrogs (Pseudacris regilla) and… CONTINUE READING

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