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Aquatic Life Criteria - Carbaryl

EPA has published final ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for the protection of aquatic life from the potential effects of carbaryl. Carbaryl is a pesticide used to control insects, slugs and snails and to thin fruit in orchards. It can enter water bodies and potentially harm aquatic life. Carbaryl is the second most frequently found insecticide in water, with detections in approximately 50 percent of urban streams. The criteria document will help states, territories, and authorized tribes add to their water quality standards, a concentration level for carbaryl, at or below which aquatic organisms will be protected.

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Final Aquatic Life Criteria for Carbaryl

Draft Aquatic Life Criteria for Carbaryl


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