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First ecotoxicological assessment assay in a hydroelectric reservoir: the Lake Taabo (Côte d'Ivoire).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18936865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) contamination was assessed in marketable species, two fishes (tilapia and catfish) and a prawn from the Lake Taabo (Côte d'Ivoire). Lindane and endosulfan were the main contaminants, suggesting their current use. DDT, endrin, heptachlor plus traces of chlordane, aldrin and fipronil were also detected. In fishes and in prawns, enzymatic biomarkers exhibited significant correlations with OCPs levels, showing the feasibility of a biomonitoring. The transfer of OCPs along the aquatic food web and their immunosuppressive effects in human are discussed. This preliminary study highlights that the pesticide contamination was concomitant with the increase in infectious diseases in the bordering population of this African lake.
Hélène Roche; Abiba Tidou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1432-0800     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-15     Completed Date:  2009-03-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ecologie Systématique et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud 11-CNRS-AgroPariTech, Orsay cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cote d'Ivoire
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Organophosphorus Compounds / toxicity
Pesticides / toxicity
Power Plants*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Organophosphorus Compounds; 0/Pesticides; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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