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Levels and patterns of organochlorine pesticides and their degradation products in rainwater in Kibaha Coast Region, Tanzania.
Chemosphere 118, 12-19 (2015)
The levels and patterns of organochlorine pesticides and degradation products in rainwater samples collected in relation to a contaminated site in Kibaha district, Tanzania were investigated. The compounds detected in the samples by GC-MS and isotope dilution methodology included DDT, DDE, DDD, HCHs, dieldrin, heptachlor, chlordane, endrin and hexachlorobenzene. The concentrations of total DDT and total HCH ranged 0.005-3200μgL(-1) and 0.01-170μgL(-1), respectively and they indicated input of significantly non-degraded technical mixtures. The highest concentrations for other compounds ranged 0.001-1.3μgL(-1). The highest concentrations were found in samples collected in the vicinity of the contaminated site and the concentrations at other points showed a general even distribution suggesting repeated volatilization and deposition mechanisms. The strong positive correlations in the concentrations of the compounds indicated a common source. A decrease in concentrations with time was indicated, although the decrease was not significant during the period of sampling. The findings indicate risks and concerns for public and environmental health.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Atmosphere ; Organochlorine Pesticides ; Rainwater ; Tanzania ; Vikuge
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0045-6535
Quellenangaben Band: 118, Heft: 1, Seiten: 12-19
Verlagsort Kidlington, Oxford
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed
Institut(e) PPM-MEX-Molecular EXposomics (MEX)