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Title: Chlorinated pesticide residues in sediments from the Arabian Sea along the central west coast of India

The problem of environmental contamination by persistent chlorinated pesticides still evokes major concern due to the presence of their residues in the environment and in human tissues. In developing countries like India organochlorine insecticides, especially DDT are extensively being used in agriculture and vector control programs. Few data are available on their levels of concentration from the seas around India. Persistent pesticides residues can be expected to accumulate in marine sediments. However, very little data on this are available along the Indian coast. An attempt has been made in the present communication to identify and quantify some of the chlorinated pesticides residues in the marine sediments collected from different region along the central west coast of India. This is a part of our ongoing project to monitor and map pollutants within the exclusive economic zone of India.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5359796
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 39:6
Research Org:
National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, India
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CHLORINATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY; SEDIMENTS; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; WATER; ARABIAN SEA; ELECTRON-CAPTURE DETECTORS; INDIA; METABOLITES; NICKEL 63; PESTICIDES; AROMATICS; ASIA; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CHROMATOGRAPHY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; HALOGENATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDIAN OCEAN; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NICKEL ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOMETRIC GAGES; SEAS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SURFACE WATERS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 520200* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)