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ORGANOFOSFORICI (o Organofosfati)
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF ORGANOPHOSPHATES
Organophosphates could cause contamination of water and injury to plants or
animals that were not the targets of the pesticide application. For example,
honey bees can be killed by pesticide applications, as can insects that are
being used to help control pests. Animals living near an area where pesticides
are used can be affected, too.
EPA looks at the potential for contamination of water through runoff or seepage
into groundwater, as well as the effects on other plants and animals when
registering or reviewing pesticides. Problems in these areas might be addressed
by restrictions on where and how a pesticide is applied.
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