Pesticide and PCB residues in the aquatic ecosystems of Laguna de Terminos, a protected area of the coast of Campeche, Mexico.

@article{Carvalho2009PesticideAP,
  title={Pesticide and PCB residues in the aquatic ecosystems of Laguna de Terminos, a protected area of the coast of Campeche, Mexico.},
  author={Fernando Manuel Pereira de Oliveira Carvalho and J. Villeneuve and Chantal Cattini and Jaime Rend{\'o}n and J Mota de Oliveira},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={988-95}
}
The coastal lagoon system of Laguna de Terminos, Campeche, Mexico, a natural reserve since 1994, was investigated for contamination by agricultural and industrial chemical residues. Water, sediment and biota samples were analyzed for a wide variety of organochlorine and organophosphorus compounds. Chlorpyrifos was detected in water in concentrations up to 72 pgL(-1) and, amongst organochlorine compounds, summation operator PCB were measured averaging 1177 pgL(-1) and summation operator DDT 279… CONTINUE READING