Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

, Volume 82, Issue 6, pp 701–704

Organochlorine Pesticides Residues in Bottled Drinking Water from Mexico City

Authors

    • Laboratorio de Análisis Instrumental, Departamento de Producción Agrícola y AnimalUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco
  • Rutilio Ortiz
    • Laboratorio de Análisis Instrumental, Departamento de Producción Agrícola y AnimalUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco
  • Beatriz Schettino
    • Laboratorio de Análisis Instrumental, Departamento de Producción Agrícola y AnimalUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco
  • Salvador Vega
    • Laboratorio de Análisis Instrumental, Departamento de Producción Agrícola y AnimalUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco
  • Rey Gutiérrez
    • Laboratorio de Análisis Instrumental, Departamento de Producción Agrícola y AnimalUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-009-9687-7

Cite this article as:
Díaz, G., Ortiz, R., Schettino, B. et al. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol (2009) 82: 701. doi:10.1007/s00128-009-9687-7

Abstract

This work describes concentrations of organochlorine pesticides in bottled drinking water (BDW) in Mexico City. The results of 36 samples (1.5 and 19 L presentations, 18 samples, respectively) showed the presence of seven pesticides (HCH isomers, heptachlor, aldrin, and p,p′-DDE) in bottled water compared with the drinking water standards set by NOM-127-SSA1-1994, EPA, and World Health Organization. The concentrations of the majority of organochlorine pesticides were within drinking water standards (0.01 ng/mL) except for β-HCH of BW 3, 5, and 6 samples with values of 0.121, 0.136, and 0.192 ng/mL, respectively. It is important monitoring drinking bottled water for protecting human health.

Keywords

Organochlorine pesticidesBottled drinking water

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