Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzo furans (PCDD/Fs) in edible fish from Lake Volta, Lake Bosumtwi and Weija Lake in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Adu-Kumi, S.
dc.contributor.author Kawano, M.
dc.contributor.author Shiki, Y.
dc.contributor.author Yeboah, P.O.
dc.contributor.author Carboo, D.
dc.contributor.author Pwamang, J.
dc.contributor.author Morita, M.
dc.contributor.author Suzuki, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-29T10:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-29T10:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.08.018
dc.identifier.other Volume 81, Issue 6, Pages 675-684
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/29637
dc.description.abstract Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzo furans (PCDD/Fs) were measured by a high resolution gas chromatograph-high resolution mass spectrometer (HRGC/HRMS) in selected edible fish from three freshwater bodies, Lake Volta, Lake Bosumtwi and Weija Lake in Ghana. The levels of organochlorine pesticides measured in this study were generally low. The highest concentration of OCPs was measured for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane compounds (DDTs) (p,. p′-DDT, o,. p′-DDT, p,. p′-DDE, o,. p′-DDE, p,. p′-DDD and o,. p′-DDD), followed by chlordane compounds (CHLs) (trans-chlordane, cis-chlordane, trans-nonachlor and cis-nonachlor), hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH). The relatively high ratio of p,. p′-DDT/. p,. p′-DDE in tilapia and catfish with an extremely high value in catfish purchased from a local market at Madina, a suburb of Accra, however, suggests the fresh contamination of technical DDT in Ghana. Although PCDD/Fs and dl-PCBs showed relatively low levels, the concentrations are, however, comparable with recent data of some developed countries. There is a potential health risk from DDTs, PCDD/Fs and dl-PCBs for the general population of Ghana because fish is one of their important protein sources. It is therefore necessary to estimate the total intake of DDTs, PCDD/Fs and dl-PCBs, and to assess the health risks for the general population of Ghana. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Chemosphere en_US
dc.subject Dl-PCBs en_US
dc.subject Ghana fish en_US
dc.subject Human health en_US
dc.subject OCPs en_US
dc.subject PCDD/Fs en_US
dc.subject POPs en_US
dc.title Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzo furans (PCDD/Fs) in edible fish from Lake Volta, Lake Bosumtwi and Weija Lake in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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