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Pesticides have the potential to contaminate drinking water supplies they are applied to farmlands gardens and lawns and can make their way into ground water or surface water systems that feed drinking water supplies whether these contaminants pose a health risk depends on how toxic the drinking water standards are set in a different manner for carcinogenic pesticides for compounds shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals no noel or adi is set current regulatory policy is that there is no specific threshold below which these chemicals do not cause an effect although this is a matter of considerable scientific water and pesticides clean waters provide healthy ecosystems for wildlife plants and people inland fresh water is the source for 70 of us drinking water supply so protecting that supply from unnecessary contamination is important multiple federal and state agencies including the epa work together to regulate pesticides and protect our waters the impact on water quality by pesticides is associated with the following factors active ingredient in the pesticide formulation contaminants that exist as impurities in the active ingredient additives that are mixed with the active ingredient wetting agents diluents or solvents extenders adhesives buffers preservatives and emulsifiers

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