Organochlorine Pesticides Residues in Water and Sediment from Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya

@article{Macharia2016OrganochlorinePR,
  title={Organochlorine Pesticides Residues in Water and Sediment from Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya},
  author={Janet Macharia and Atieno D Abongo and Shem O. Wandiga and E. M. Osoro and Vincent Odongo Madadi},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={56-63}
}
This study was carried out to investigate the organochlorine pesticide residue level in representative sites in Rusinga Island of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Sediment and water samples from five sites along the shores of Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria were collected and analysed for selected organochlorine pesticides (OCP) using gas chromatography equipped with electron capture detector and confirmed using GC/MS. The pesticides targeted were p,p'-DDT, γ- HCH, α- HCH, β-HCH, δ-HCH, aldrin, dieldrin… 

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