30 Oct '13, 5pm

Pesticide and detergent chemicals cause concern in San Francisco Bay

Pesticide and detergent chemicals cause concern in San Francisco Bay

The marine life of San Francisco Bay could be at risk, unless better chemical regulations are put into place. An annual water-monitoring report found a number of chemicals, including pesticides and detergents, to be "contaminants of emerging concern." Each year, the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay publishes a report titled "The Pulse of the Bay. " This report includes data from several water monitors, including the San Francisco Estuary Institute. None of the chemicals were found in a high enough concentration to receive the most serious designation. In other words, there isn't enough of these pollutants to have an immediate negative effect on animals, plants and people. However, there are several contaminants at the second-to-highest designation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports these chemicals could become a problem soon: "However, t...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/pesticide-and-deter...

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