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Aulagnier F, Poissant L, Brunet D, Beauvais C, Pilote M, Deblois C, Dassylva N. 2008. Pesticides measured in air and precipitation in the Yamaska Basin (Québec) : occurrence and concentrations in 2004. Sci Total Environ 294(2-3): 338-348.
Yao Y, Tuduri L, Harner T, Blanchard P, Waite D, Poissant L, Murphy C, Belzer W, Aulagnier F, Li Y, Sverko E. 2006. Spatial and temporal distribution of pesticide air concentrations in Canadian agricultural regions. Atmospheric Environment 40: 4339-4351.
Yao Y, Harner T, Blanchard P, Tuduri L, Waite D, Poissant L, Murphy C, Belzer W, Aulagnier F, Sverko E. 2008. Pesticides in the atmosphere across Canadian agricultural regions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42 : 5931-5937.
Byrtus G, Pongar K, Browning C, Burland R, McGuinness E, Humphries D. 2004. A summary of pesticide residue data from the Alberta Treated Water Survey, 1995-2003. Alberta Environment, Environmental Assurance Service. Edmonton. 57 pp.
Donald DB, Cessna AJ, Sverko E, Glozier N. 2007. Pesticides in surface drinking-water supplies of the Northern Great Plains. Environmental Health Perspectives 115(8): 1183-1191.
We searched for only publicly available data of measurements of MCPA in the Canadian environment. No systematic method for measuring data quality was possible, so we provide the following assessments of how well the data used may represent the actual Canadian average levels. Quality is rated higher when there are data from a number of Canadian monitors, or from Canadian studies that show results similar to other comparable studies. Quality is rated lower when data from few monitors or studies were available, and lowest when estimates are based on non-Canadian data. Others may rate data quality differently.