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Occurrence and fate of the herbicide glyphosate and its degradate aminomethylphosphonic acid in the atmosphere

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, January 2011
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Title
Occurrence and fate of the herbicide glyphosate and its degradate aminomethylphosphonic acid in the atmosphere
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, January 2011
DOI 10.1002/etc.431
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Authors

Feng-chih Chang, Matt F. Simcik, Paul D. Capel

Abstract

This is the first report on the ambient levels of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the United States, and its major degradation product, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), in air and rain. Concurrent, weekly integrated air particle and rain samples were collected during two growing seasons in agricultural areas in Mississippi and Iowa. Rain was also collected in Indiana in a preliminary phase of the study. The frequency of glyphosate detection ranged from 60 to 100% in both air and rain. The concentrations of glyphosate ranged from <0.01 to 9.1 ng/m(3) and from <0.1 to 2.5 µg/L in air and rain samples, respectively. The frequency of detection and median and maximum concentrations of glyphosate in air were similar or greater to those of the other high-use herbicides observed in the Mississippi River basin, whereas its concentration in rain was greater than the other herbicides. It is not known what percentage of the applied glyphosate is introduced into the air, but it was estimated that up to 0.7% of application is removed from the air in rainfall. Glyphosate is efficiently removed from the air; it is estimated that an average of 97% of the glyphosate in the air is removed by a weekly rainfall ≥ 30 mm.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 7%
Colombia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 123 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 32 24%
Student > Master 21 16%
Student > Bachelor 18 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 25 19%
Unknown 13 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 25%
Environmental Science 27 20%
Chemistry 12 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 7%
Engineering 6 4%
Other 25 19%
Unknown 21 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 131. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 September 2019.
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