A total of 47 pesticides have been found in Spanish rivers, according to new data in a joint report by the Spanish NGO Ecologistas en Acción and PAN Europe published on Wednesday.
The analysis from 2016, which was supplied by 10 of Spain’s 17 river basin management authorities, tested for 104 substances and, of the 47 detected, 70% were prohibited pesticides such as DDT, Lindane or Endosulfan and more than 50% proven or suspected endocrine disruptors.
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