Pesticide residues in sediments and aquatic species in Lake Nokoué and Cotonou Lagoon in the Republic of Bénin

  title={Pesticide residues in sediments and aquatic species in Lake Nokou{\'e} and Cotonou Lagoon in the Republic of B{\'e}nin},
  author={Elisabeth Yehouenou A. Pazou and Patrick Edorh Al{\'e}odjrodo and Judica{\"e}l P. Azehoun and Nico M. Straalen and Bert van Hattum and Kees Swart and Cornelis A.M. Gestel},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
Lake Nokoué and Cotonou Lagoon are the most important and most productive continental freshwaters in Bénin, with an estimated fish production of over 2 tonnes per hectare in Lake Nokoué. Organochlorine pesticides are used in agriculture and to repel tsetse flies, malaria mosquitoes and other diseases raised. Sediment, fish, shrimp and oyster species were collected in Lake Nokoué and Cotonou Lagoon for pesticide residues analysis. The main pesticides identified in sediment were pp′-DDT and its… 

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