Image: Wurdee Boluc aquaduct, vulnerable to pollution from 2 4D
and other agricultural chemicals
There is little monitoring of agrochemicals in surface waters in
Victoria. Water authorities have the best set of information in
Victoria about pesticides in drinking water, but in many cases even
this is most likely woefully inadequate.
Pesticides detected in Victorian domestic water supplies included
some such as 2,4-D, which is classified by the IARC (International
Agency for Research on Cancer) as a Class 2B carcinogen - possibly
carcinogenic to humans. 2,4-D is also known as an endocrine disruptor.
The report can be found at: http://www.foe.org.au