In the United States, rivers and streams supply 2/3 of all drinking water. Pesticides can contaminate surface water through runoff from farmland, compromising the safety of this water source. In 2017, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Geological Society collected 38 water samples from streams across the U.S. looking for 719 chemical compounds. Hundreds of bioactive contaminants including many pesticides were found in the samples, with 57% of the targeted compounds detected. Pesticides in rivers and streams can lead to health risks for humans if they are allowed to contaminate public water systems.
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