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Organochlorine pesticide residues in sediments from the Uganda side of Lake Victoria.
TLDR
Based on the threshold effect concentration (TEC) for fresh water ecosystems, aldrin and dieldrin were the only OCs that seemed to be a threat to the lake environment. Expand
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in environmental samples from Ny-Ålesund and London Island, Svalbard, the Arctic.
TLDR
Bioaccumulation factors in six plant species varied within individual contaminant congeners and plant species, with BAFs less than 1 for ∑PCBs and higher than 1for ∑PBDEs, suggesting that high background levels in soil restricted the accumulation of these contaminants by plants. Expand
Polychlorinated biphenyls and hexachlorocyclohexanes in sediments and fish species from the Napoleon Gulf of Lake Victoria, Uganda.
TLDR
The PCB and HCH concentrations were lower than those from previous studies elsewhere in literature and were below the maximum residue limits set by the European Commission and FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, implying that the fish was fit for human consumption. Expand
DDT and metabolites in fish from Lake Edward, Uganda.
TLDR
Generally, most of the fish samples had residue levels below the maximum residue limits (MRL) recommended by FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, which suggests recent exposure of fish to DDT. Expand
Polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments and fish species from the Murchison Bay of Lake Victoria, Uganda.
TLDR
The TEQs in the present study were lower than many reported worldwide in literature for fish and were within the permissible level recommended by the European Commission, implying that the fish did not pose health hazards related to PCBs to the consumers. Expand
Hexabromocyclododecane in alpine fish from the Tibetan Plateau, China.
TLDR
Positive correlation was also noted between the HBCD levels in fish from lakes and the annual precipitation, and this implied the long-range atmospheric transport of HBCDs to the Tibet Plateau. Expand
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in sediments and fish species from the Murchison Bay of Lake Victoria, Uganda.
TLDR
Based on the Commission set value and minimum risk level criteria formulated by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the fish from the Murchison Bay was fit for human consumption. Expand
Organochlorine pesticides in soils from south-western Uganda.
TLDR
Although the use of OCPs has been banned, the results show that they can still be detected in the environment and may be attributed to adulteration of pesticides which are not banned and also atmospheric deposition. Expand
Human and environmental exposure to PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs in Africa: A review.
TLDR
It was observed that high levels of PCDD/Fs and dl-PCBs were reported in environmental and biological samples near densely populated urban and industrialised areas compared to those in rural settings, and the concentrations of dioxin-like compounds in the atmosphere in Africa were comparable to and/or higher than those in developed countries. Expand
PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs in surface sediments from Lake Victoria, East Africa.
TLDR
The PCDD/F and dl-PCB levels, in the sediments of Napoleon Gulf, which is near urban centers and industrial areas were markedly higher than those from the Thurston Bay, suggesting that human activities could be sources of the pollutants to the surrounding water resources. Expand
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