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Journal Article
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Mansingh, Ajai; Wilson, Arlene
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Life Sciences (Botany and Zoology); Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
Insecticide contamination of Jamaican environment III. Baseline studies on the status of insecticidal pollution of Kingston Harbour
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Journal Title
Marine Pollution Bulletin
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Date of Publication
1995
Volume ID
30
Issue ID
10
Page(s)
640-645
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Abstract
Kingston Harbour is contaminated with residues of at least seven insecticides that are introduced by the Rio Cobre. Weekly sampling of the Harbour for a month in July 1992 revealed the following maximum and mean residue levels in water (g1-1) and sediments (ng g-1; data in parentheses), respectively: a-endosulphan, 8.56 and 2.18 (1 and 0.52); b-endosulphan, 15.7 and 7.86 (0.76 and 0.4); endosulphan sulphate, 0.0003 and 0.0003 (0); p,p'-DDT, 7 and 7 (0.04 and 0.35); dieldrin, 3.75 and 1.88 (0.001 and 0.001); aldrin, 0 (36.7 and 9.2); endrin, 0.93 and 0.26 (0.006 and 0.006); lindane, 0 (0.8 and 0.5); and diazinon, 0.1 and 0.05 (0.007 and 0.045). Oysters and fish were also contaminated with a-endosulphan, diazinon and aldrin. ....
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