Organochlorine pesticide residues in the northern Indian Ocean

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dc.contributor.author Shailaja, M.S.
dc.contributor.author Sarkar, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-08T11:30:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-08T11:30:26Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Oceanography of the Indian Ocean, Ed. by: Desai, B.N. 379-383p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2995
dc.description.abstract The coastal waters of India receive about 4.4Km sup(3) of domestic sewage and 0.44 Km sup(3) of industrial wastes, annually. A concerted effort is being made for about a decade now to assess the state of the Indian marine environment through periodic monitoring of the levels of the major pollutants. One on-going exercise has been to evaluate, qualitatively and quantitatively, the persistent organochlorine pesticide residues in the Northern Indian Ocean. The baseline levels of some of these compounds have been established as: total-DDT (DDT plus its metabolites) 0.1 to 0.44 ppb in water, 50.0 to 1630.0 ppb in zooplankton, traces to 206.1 ppb in fish and 7.4 to 179.1 ppb in sediments from the Arabian Sea. In coastal Bay of Bengal the mean values are: 4.0 to 5.9 ppb in zooplankton; 0.3 to 8.6 ppb in fish and 0.02 to 720.0 ppb in sediments. Some of the other organochlorine pesticides detected in sediments from the Bay of Bengal are: lambda -HCH (lindance) 0.01 to 0.21 ppb; aldrin 0.01 to 0.5 ppb and dieldrin 0 to 0.5 ppb
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Oxford and IBH, New Delhi
dc.rights Copyright [1992]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.title Organochlorine pesticide residues in the northern Indian Ocean
dc.type Conference Article


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