Organochlorine residues in fish from Lake Victoria, Kenya
Eighty-two samples of either nile perch fish fat or muscle were collected from the Kenyan region of Lake Victoria for detection of organochlorine residues. Nine organochlorine residues were detected in the following percentages: α-BHCIHCB-40%; P-BHC/HCB-40%; y-BHC/HCB/lindane-4%; aldrin-9%; dieldrin-1%; p, p'-DDE-73%; p, p'-DDD-9%; o, p'-DDT-170; and p, p'-DDT-11%. All levels of organochlorine residues were below the Extraneous Residue Limit (ERL), apart from just one sample of fish fat which had 4.51 ppm of sum DDT above ERL. There was a higher level of organochlorines from Mbita than from Luanda fishing point.
CitationAfrican Journal of Ecology Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 234–239, September 1990
University of Nairobi.Department of Public Health