Summary: Pesticides Found In Rivers

The AP’s summary of a recent study (via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer) reads:

TAINTED WATERS: The U.S. Geological Survey released a new study Friday saying pesticides were found in almost all of the nation’s rivers and streams between 1992 and 2001.

SMALL AMOUNTS: Most drinking water supplies haven’t been fouled by the pesticides so far.

FISH EXPOSURE: Pesticides also were found in most fish, but seldom at concentrations likely to affect people, the USGS said.

Thank goodness most drinking water supplies haven’t been fouled so far. I was worried I might have to give the stuff up for something else. Like whisky. Hiccup. I guess there’s a little more time, yet.

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