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Record number 400776
Title Soil and water pollution in a banana production region in tropical Mexico
Author(s) Geissen, V.; Que Ramos, F.; Bastidas-Bastidas, P.J. de; Díaz-González, G.; Bello-Mendoza, R.; Huerta-Lwanga, E.; Ruiz-Suárez, L.E.
Source Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 85 (2010)4. - ISSN 0007-4861 - p. 407 - 413.
Department(s) Land Degradation and Development
Soil Science Centre
SS - Soil Physics and Land Use
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) pesticides - ethylenethiourea
Abstract The effects of abundant Mancozeb (Mn, Zn— bisdithiocarbamate) applications (2.5 kg ha-1week-1 for 10 years) on soil and surface-, subsurface- and groundwater pollution were monitored in a banana production region of tropical Mexico. In soils, severe manganese accumulation was observed, wheras the main metabolite ethylenethiourea was near the detection limit. Surface and subsurface water was highly polluted with ethylenethiourea, the main metabolite of Mancozeb (22.5 and 4.3 lg L-1, respectively), but not with manganese. In deep ground water, no ethylenethiourea was detected. The level of pollution in the region presents a worrisome risk for aquatic life and for human health.
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