Monitoring pesticide residues in surface and ground water in Hungary: Surveys in 1990-2015

András Székács, Mária Mörtl, Béla Darvas

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Abstract

Over 2000 surface, ground and raw drinking water samples have been analyzed in the frame of different monitoring projects in Hungary and watercourses in neighboring countries between 1990 and 2015. Effects of pesticide contamination on ecological farming and drinking water supply have been assessed. Main water pollutant ingredients of agricultural origin in Hungary are herbicides related to maize production. After EU pesticide re-registration, diazinon, atrazine, and trifluralin gradually disappeared as contaminants. High levels of water soluble pollutants (e.g., acetochlor) in surface water result in temporarily enhanced levels in raw drinking water as well. Extreme levels observed for herbicide residues were of agrochemical industrial origin.

Original languageEnglish
Article number717948
JournalJournal of Chemistry
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Chemistry(all)

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