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Toxaphene: Improved Recognition in Washington Streams, Rivers, and Lakes

Publication number Date Published
12-03-004January 2012
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Author(s) Johnson, A., K. Carmack, and B. Era-Miller
Description Because of analytical challenges and a focus on other chemicals, the occurrence of toxaphene, a banned legacy pesticide, has historically been under-reported in Washington streams, rivers, and lakes. This report reviews several recent water quality and fish tissue studies in Washington that have benefitted from improved recognition of this chlorinated insecticide. Toxaphene should be recognized as a potential water quality concern, particularly in eastern Washington waterbodies, currently known to include the Snake, Yakima, and Walla Walla Rivers.
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Keywords toxaphene, stream, lakes, fish, river, water
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