Herbicides Water Testing CT

What Is An Herbicide?

Herbicides are a type of pesticide used to control weeds in Connecticut and manipulate or control undesirable vegetation so that crops can prosper. The only way to know if they are in your water is water testing.

Where Are Herbicides Used?

Herbicides are widely used in various sectors, such as agriculture, forestry, and urban/suburban areas, to manage and suppress the growth of undesirable vegetation. This includes the control of aquatic weeds in water bodies.

What Impact Do Herbicides Have On The Environment?

Agricultural herbicides are widely used in Connecticut and worldwide. The excessive use of these chemicals and their persistence in the environment have caused serious and long-lasting environmental contamination of soil, water, and air and harmful effects to the ecosystem and food chain.

What Are The Dangers Of Herbicides To Human Health in CT?

Herbicides can cause both short-term and long-term adverse health effects. Short-term effects include stinging eyes, rashes, blisters, nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea. Long-term effects include cancers, birth defects, parkinsonism, kidney damage, neurological and developmental toxicity, and disruption of the endocrine system. The severity of the health risk in Connecticut depends on the toxicity and amount of exposure to the pesticide.

What Will An Herbicide Water Test Show?

There are many reasons to test for herbicides in your water. Testing can determine if the water is safe for consumption or if remediation is necessary. It can also identify issues with drinking water or storm water runoff.