Studies on Organochlorine Pesticide Residue in Fishes from the Densu River Basin, Ghana

Show simple item record Kuranchie-Mensah, Harriet Yeboah, Philip O. Nyarko, Elvis Golow, Abledze A. 2015-06-24T13:35:20Z 2017-10-14T12:14:44Z 2015-06-24T13:35:20Z 2017-10-14T12:14:44Z 2013
dc.description.abstract The study was carried out to determine the levels of organochlorine pesticide residue in five fish species Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus, Hepsetus odoe, Tilapia zilli, Heterotis niloticus and Oreochromis niloticus from the Densu river basin (Weija) in Ghana. The fishes sampled from the Weija fish landing site were selected on the basis of their importance to local human fish consumption. The detectable organochlorine pesticides were c-Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), d-Hexachlorocyclohexane, aldrin and dieldrin. Others investigated were alpha endosulfan, endosulfan sulfate, p,p’-DDT and its metabolite p,p’-DDE, endrin and its metabolite endrin aldehyde and endrin ketone. The total contamination levels of the individual fishes varied in the decreasing order of 9.19 ng g-1 (O. niloticus), 4.16 ng g-1 (T. zilli), 3.69 ng g-1 (C. nigrodigitatus), 3.68 ng g-1 (H. odoe) and 3.09 ng g-1 (H. niloticus). The highest organochlorine pesticide residue recorded in the study was alpha-endosulfan while dieldrin was the least pesticide observed. Analysis of variance indicated significant statistical differences for most organochlorine pesticide residues in the samples. The levels of organochlorine pesticides found in fish samples in the study were below maximum residue limit for food safety stipulated by EU, US FDA, FAO, Italy and Australia and thus safe for human consumption. en_US
dc.publisher Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 90:421–426 DOI 10.1007/s00128-012-0931-1 en_US
dc.subject Fish en_US
dc.subject Residue en_US
dc.subject Organochlorine en_US
dc.subject pesticide en_US
dc.subject Maximum residue limit en_US
dc.subject Human consumption en_US
dc.title Studies on Organochlorine Pesticide Residue in Fishes from the Densu River Basin, Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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