Occurrence of Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticide Residues in Surface Water Samples from the Rangpur District of Bangladesh

  • Alamgir Zaman Chowdhury
  • Salina Akter Jahan
  • Mohammad Nazrul Islam
  • Mohammed Moniruzzaman
  • Mohammad Khorshed Alam
  • Mohammad A. Zaman
  • Nurul Karim
  • Siew Hua Gan
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Abstract

We report the presence of organophosphorus and carbamate residues in 24 surface water samples and five ground water samples from Pirgacha Thana, Rangpur district, Bangladesh using high-performance liquid chromatography. A number of samples of surface water from paddy fields were found to contain chlorpyriphos, carbofuran and carbaryl at concentrations ranging from 0–1.189, 0–3.395 and 0–0.163 μg/L, respectively. Surface water from the lakes had chlorpyriphos, carbofuran and carbaryl at concentrations ranging from 0.544–0.895, 0.949–1.671 and 0–0.195 μg/L, respectively. This result indicates that the general public living in the area of Rangpur is at high risk of pesticide exposure from contaminated waters in the environment.

Keywords

Pesticides Organophosphorus Carbamate HPLC 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alamgir Zaman Chowdhury
    • 1
  • Salina Akter Jahan
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mohammad Nazrul Islam
    • 1
  • Mohammed Moniruzzaman
    • 1
    • 4
  • Mohammad Khorshed Alam
    • 1
  • Mohammad A. Zaman
    • 2
  • Nurul Karim
    • 3
  • Siew Hua Gan
    • 5
  1. 1.Agrochemicals and Environmental Research Division, Institute of Food and Radiation BiologyAtomic Energy Research EstablishmentDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of ChittagongChittagongBangladesh
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyJahangirnagar UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  4. 4.Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaKubang KerianMalaysia
  5. 5.Human Genome Centre, School of Medical SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaKubang KerianMalaysia

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