Pesticide pollution in agricultural areas of Northern Vietnam: case study in Hoang Liet and Minh Dai communes

Hoai, P. M., Sebesvari, Z., Minh, T. B., Viet, P. H. and Renaud, F. G. (2011) Pesticide pollution in agricultural areas of Northern Vietnam: case study in Hoang Liet and Minh Dai communes. Environmental Pollution, 159(12), pp. 3344-3350. (doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.08.044) (PMID:21920648)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Renaud, Professor Fabrice
Authors: Hoai, P. M., Sebesvari, Z., Minh, T. B., Viet, P. H., and Renaud, F. G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Environmental Pollution
ISSN:0269-7491
ISSN (Online):1873-6424
Published Online:13 September 2011
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