Pesticide pollution in agricultural areas of northern Vietnam

Hoai, Pham Manh, Sebesvari, Zita, Minh, Tu Binh, Viet, Pham Hung and Renaud, Fabrice G., (2011). Pesticide pollution in agricultural areas of northern Vietnam. Environmental Pollution, 159 3344-3350

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    Author Hoai, Pham Manh
    Sebesvari, Zita
    Minh, Tu Binh
    Viet, Pham Hung
    Renaud, Fabrice G.
    Title Pesticide pollution in agricultural areas of northern Vietnam
    Appearing in Environmental Pollution
    Volume 159
    Publication Date 2011
    Place of Publication n/a
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 3344
    End page 3350
    Language eng

    Soils and agricultural products from the Red River basin in Northern Vietnam were reported to be contaminated by agrichemicals. To assess potential exposure of local farmers and consumers to these contaminants, pesticide use and management practices of local farmers were surveyed and residue concentrations were determined for recently used as well as for banned pesticides in water, soil, vegetables, and fish samples in two communes of Northern Vietnam. DDTs, HCHs, and Drin compounds still persist at relatively high concentrations in soil and occur in vegetable and fish samples. Recently used pesticides, such as fenobucarb, trichlorfon, cyfluthrin, and cypermethrin were detected in vegetable and fish samples. Thresholds for acceptable daily intake levels (ADI) were frequently reached in the analyzed food products pointing to the fact that current pesticide management practices do not only result in a pollution of the environment but also pose threats to human health.

    Copyright Holder Elsevier
    Copyright Year 2011
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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