Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2536-7064
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/JBBD
Start Year: 2016

Pesticide residue analysis in Clarias gariepinus sold in Wukari market Taraba State, Nigeria   |   Article Number: FB19D8121   |   Vol.3 (1) - February 2018

Received Date: 06 November 2017   |   Accepted Date: 06 December 2017  |   Published Date: 28 February 2018

Authors:  Yerima E. A. , Ushie O. A. , Malu S. P. , Longbap B. D. , Ogah E. and Gambo S. B.

Keywords: Wukari., pesticides, organophosphate, organochlorine, Clarias garepienus

This study reports the concentrations of the pesticide residues in Clarias gariepinus samples sold within Wukari Market using gas chromatography equipped with electron capture and flame photometric detectors. Among the pesticides analyzed in this study: α-BHC, β-BHC, chlorothalonil, heptachlor, aldrin, o,p-DDE, endosulfan I and II, P,P-DDE, PCB 153, PF-38, P,P-DDT were below LOD while lindane (0.006±0.0015) dieldrin (0.007±0.0012 µg/g), a-cypermethrin (0.072±0.0036 µg/g), b-cypermethrin (0.039±0.0012 µg/g), z-cypermethrin (0.031±0.0014 µg/g) were detected but at concentrations below the maximum regulatory limit (MRL) set by World Health Organization (WHO). However, adequate measures should be taken to preserve the aquatic life in the study area.

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