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Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007 May;78(5):335-40. Epub 2007 Jul 7.

Residues of organochlorine pesticides in fish from the Gomti river, India.

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Environmental Chemistry Section, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Post Box 80, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow, 226 001, India.


This study reports the levels and distribution patterns of some organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in fish samples of the Gomti river, India, collected from three sites. In the fish muscles Sigma OCPs ranged between 2.58-22.56 ng g(-1) (mean value: 9.66 +/- 5.60 ng g(-1)). Neither spatial nor temporal trends could be observed in distribution of the OCPs. Aldrin was the predominant OCP, whereas, HCB and methoxychlor could not be detected. alpha-HCH and beta-HCH among the isomers of HCH and pp-DDE among the metabolites of DDT were the most frequently detected OCPs. The results revealed that the fish of the Gomti river are contaminated with various OCPs.

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