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Organochlorine Pesticides Residues in Bottled Drinking Water from Mexico City


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.

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We would like to thank Homero Huerta and Abraham García for their help with the laboratory work as part of academy formation of UAM Xochimilco.

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Díaz, G., Ortiz, R., Schettino, B. et al. Organochlorine Pesticides Residues in Bottled Drinking Water from Mexico City. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 82, 701–704 (2009).

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  • Organochlorine pesticides
  • Bottled drinking water