Residues of organochlorinated pesticides in soils from the Czech Republic.
|Název česky||Rezidua organochlorových pesticidů v půdách z České republiky.|
|Druh||Článek v odborném periodiku|
|Časopis / Zdroj||Environmental Pollution|
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU|
|Obor||Kontaminace a dekontaminace půdy včetně pesticidů|
|Klíčová slova||Organochlorinated pesticides; Soil; Needles; Czech Republic|
|Popis||National POPs inventories carried out currently in many countries as a part of the implementation of Stockholm Convention revealed the need for detailed information about a distribution of pollutants in various regions. Screening for the residues of selected organochlorinated pesticides (chlordane, heptachlor, dieldrin, aldrin, endrin, isodrin, endosulfan I, endosulfan II, methoxychlor, mirex) in soil and biotic samples from the Czech Republic was performed. Although these pesticides have never been used in large quantities in this region, results indicate that their residues still persist in the top layer soils more than 20 years after they have been banned. The fact that their soil concentrations in the mountains are generally higher than those in agricultural areas, and detection of the traces of pesticides that have never been used in this region suggest on their occurrence in soils due to the atmospheric redistribution rather than as a result of direct application.|