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Residues, Sources and Potential Biological Risk of Organochlorine Pesticides in Surface Sediments of Qiandao Lake, China
- Yang, Huayun, Zhou, Shanshan, Li, Weidong, Liu, Qi, Tu, Yunjie
- Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology 2015 v.95 no.4 pp. 521-524
- DDD (pesticide), DDE (pesticide), DDT (pesticide), HCH (pesticide), guidelines, lakes, lindane, risk, sediments, China
- Sediment samples were analyzed to comprehensively characterize the concentrations, distribution, possible sources and potential biological risk of organochlorine pesticides in Qiandao Lake, China. Concentrations of sumHCH and sumDDT in sediments ranged from 0.03 to 5.75 ng/g dry weight and not detected to 14.39 ng/g dry weight. The predominant β-HCH and the α-HCH/γ-HCH ratios indicated that the residues of HCHs were derived not only from historical technical HCH use but also from additional usage of lindane. Ratios of o,p’-DDT/p,p’-DDT and DDD/DDE suggested that both dicofol-type DDT and technical DDT applications may be present in most study areas. Additionally, based on two sediment quality guidelines, γ-HCH, o,p′-DDT and p,p′-DDT could be the main organochlorine pesticides species of ecotoxicological concern in Qiandao Lake.