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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 2318-2323
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.2318.2323
 
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Persistent Organochlorine Residues in Household Wells of Java Coastal Urban Areas, Indonesia

A. Sabdono, B. Rochaddi, A.S. Chrisna and B.T. Susanti

Abstract:
The present study was conducted to assess psycho-chemical parameters and the level of organochlorine contamination in household wells of coastal urban region, Java. Results indicated that low variation existed among some physico-chemical parameter (pH, temperature, salinity). In the water sample colour, taste and odor were investigated. Mean values found in positive samples were 0.10±0.10, 0.010±0.003, 0.455±0.30, 0.77±0.17 and 0.934±0.27 μg L-1 for heptachlor, aldrin, endosulfan, endrin and p,p-DDT, respectively. Comparison of the organochlorine contents in the water sample with World Health Organization (WHO) limits and Indonesian Drinking and Domestic Water Quality Standard for Ground Water (IWQS) showed that some of the household wells were contaminated with organochlorine. This study has proven the presence of organochlorine contamination of some household well supplies in the coastal urban area of Java. Their presence poses health risk to the inhabitants of coastal settlement consuming this water resource directly without treatment.
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How to cite this article:

A. Sabdono, B. Rochaddi, A.S. Chrisna and B.T. Susanti, 2008. Persistent Organochlorine Residues in Household Wells of Java Coastal Urban Areas, Indonesia. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 2318-2323.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.2318.2323

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.2318.2323

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