+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Assessment of DDT and Metabolites in Soil and Sediment of Potentially Contaminated Areas of Belém, Amazon Region, Brazil

Assessment of DDT and Metabolites in Soil and Sediment of Potentially Contaminated Areas of Belém, Amazon Region, Brazil

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 99(1): 125-130

The aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution of DDT and metabolites in surface soils and soil profiles from two areas containing deposits of obsolete pesticides in Belém, Amazon Region, Brazil. DDT and metabolites were extracted by microwave assisted extraction and analyzed by gas chromatography with electron capture detection. Concentrations of total DDT in surface soil samples ranged from 64.22 mg kg-1 in area 1 (A1) to 447.84 mg kg-1 in area 2 (A2). Lower levels were found in soil profiles than at the surface (6.21-21.17 mg kg-1 in A1 and 36.13-113.66 mg kg-1 in A2). pp'-DDT, pp'-DDE and pp'-DDD were detected in sediments at levels of 2.01, 0.96 and 0.35 mg kg-1, respectively. The ratio (DDE + DDD)/ΣDDT was low indicating the recent introduction of DDT to the environment in the two study areas, through the volatilization and atmospheric deposition of the obsolete pesticides.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 059408984

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 28434068

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-017-2090-x

Related references

Occurrence of Norovirus GIV in Environmental Water Samples from Belém City, Amazon Region, Brazil. Food and Environmental Virology 8(1): 101-104, 2016

Detection of HTLV-IIa blood donors in an urban area of the Amazon Region of Brazil (Belém, PA). Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 31(2): 193-197, 1998

Prevalence of asthma and associated factors in adolescents living in Belem (Amazon region), Para, Brazil. Allergologia et Immunopathologia 42(5): 427-432, 2015

Syphilis Among Newly Diagnosed Therapy-Naive HIV Patients in Belém, Pará, Amazon Region of Brazil. Aids Research and Human Retroviruses 2019, 2019

Mammalian Trypanosomidae from the Amazon Region of Brazil: III. Direct blood examination and xenodiagnosis of wild animals from forests around Belem, Para. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 6(5): 225-232, 1964

Mammalian Trypanosomes from the Amazon Region of Brazil: Direct blood examination and xenodiagnosis of wild animals from the forest along the Belem-Brasilia Highway. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 9(3): 143-148, 1967

Emilie snethlage collection origins adaptations and biological diversity of natives of the amazon region workshop belem para brazil may 1988. Neves, W A (Ed ) Colecao Emilie Snethlage: Origens, Adaptacoes E Diversidade Biologica Do Homem Nativo Da Amazonia; (Emilie Snethlage Collection: Origins, Adaptations And Biological Diversity Of Natives Of The Amazon Region); Workshop, Belem, Para, Brazil, May 1988 192p Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi: Belem, Para, Brazil Illus Maps Paper 192p, 1991

An outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis among soldiers in Belem, Para State, Brazil, caused by Leishmania (Viannia) lindenbergi n. sp. A new leishmanial parasite of man in the Amazon region. Parasite 9(1): 43-50, 2002

Management of contaminated or potentially contaminated areas; the case of Fazenda de Itaqui drainage basin, surrounded by glazed ceramics industries in Santa Gertrudes, Brazil (preliminary results). Proceedings - International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress 31, Vol, 2001

Health cancer risk assessment for arsenic exposure in potentially contaminated areas by fertilizer plants: a possible regulatory approach applied to a case study in Moscow region-Russia. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 36(1): 22-33, 2002

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane in soil, river sediment, and fish in the Amazon in Brazil. Environmental Research 88(2): 134-139, 2002

The ophidians of the amazon basin brazil 1 the occurrence of bothrops bilineatus bilineatus in the forests near belem brazil ophidia crotalidae. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi Nova Serie Zoologia (66): 1-10, 1967

Environmental Quality Assessment for Valorization of Raw and Desalinated Dredged Marine Sediment Contaminated by Potentially Toxic Elements. Waste and Biomass Valorization 4(4): 781-795, 2013

An assessment of Hg pollution in different goldmining areas, Amazon Brazil. Science Of The Total Environment. 175(2): 127-140, 1995

Characterization of 15 strains of Plasmodium falciparum from 8 separate areas of the Amazon region, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Malariologia e Doencas Tropicais 38: 29-35, 1986