Measurements of current-use pesticides and oxidation products using chemical ionization mass spectrometry
Pesticides are both naturally occurring compounds found within a variety of plant species and also synthetic chemicals that are used to protect vulnerable organisms against disease carriers, harmful pests, and intrusive or undesirable vegetation. Pesticide use has large agricultural, economic, and health benefits which include increased staple food production, protection of susceptible ecosystems and wetlands, increased productivity of the labor force via disease control, and the creation of a booming chemical industry. In the decades following the discovery of DDT's anti-insecticidal properties, ...
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