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Comparison of atmospheric pesticide concentrations measured at three sampling sites: local, regional and long-range transport.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11194160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the comparison of atmospheric concentrations of eleven currently used pesticides (HCB, alpha-HCH, gamma-HCH, trifluraline, mecoprop, phosalone, atrazine, carbofuran, carbaryl, diuron and isoproturon) measured in remote (Aubure), rural (Colmar) and urban (Strasbourg) areas of Alsace and Vosges regions (cast France). Pesticides samples were collected simultaneously on two of the three sites during the summer season of 1993 and 1994, using a Hi-Vol sampler with Whatman filter paper and XAD-2 resin. The particle and gas phases were collected separately during 24 h. The relative importance of local emissions and local, regional and long distance transport on the contamination of the atmosphere in the three environments (remote, rural and urban) were investigated. To facilitate the interpretation of the results, the alpha/gamma-HCH ratio was used as a tracer of pesticide emissions.
A Sanusi; M Millet; P Mirabe; H Wortham
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  263     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-17     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre de Géochimie de la Surface, EPCA (UMR 7517) et Département de Chimie de l'Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.
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MeSH Terms
Air Movements
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Particle Size
Pesticides / analysis*
Rural Population
Urban Population
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Pesticides

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