Pyrethroid insecticides are of increasing environmental concern because of their widespread use and high aquatic toxicity. Pyrethroids are frequently detected in California in both agricultural and urban areas and more recently pyrethroids have become a concern in other parts of the United States. Recent advances in analytical instrumentation have allowed the development of new analysis methods to detect pyrethroid insecticides in surface water and sediments. The analytes target list includes seven pyrethroid insecticides most used in agriculture and structural pest control in California.
Authors: timconjelko and Stephen Baumann, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, USA
Meeting: American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), 2011