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Organochlorine pesticides in freshwater fish from the Zagreb area.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17562602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to determine the level of organochlorine pesticides in freshwater fish from the Zagreb area, Croatia. The study included 215 freshwater fish samples from three sites: the Sava River, Lake Jarun, and five fishponds from the Zagreb surroundings. Organochlorine pesticides DDT and derivates, HCH, HCB, lindane, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor with epoxide, and methoxychlor were determined using the GC-ECD method. The determined amounts of organochlorine pesticides were within allowed concentration limits in all analysed fish samples. Median values ranged from below the detection limit of 0.01 microg kg(-1) for dieldrin and metoxychlor to 2.00 microg kg(-1) for DDT in the Cyprinidae fish family from the Sava River, Zagreb sampling site (group 1). This study has confirmed pesticide persistence in the overall ecosystem in our country despite the ban of some thirty years ago, like in many other parts of the world.
Authors:
Jasna Bosnir; Dinko Puntarić; Zdenko Smit; Maja Klarić; Matijana Grgić; Lana Mirjana Kosanović
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0004-1254     ISO Abbreviation:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-12     Completed Date:  2007-08-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373100     Medline TA:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Zagreb Public Health Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Carps*
Catfishes*
Croatia
Fresh Water*
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / analysis*
Pesticides / analysis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Pesticides

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