—Pesticides, human health and safety of
environment is of global concern. Organochlorine pesticides
(OCPs) have been used for several decades in development of
agriculture and protection of public health. Their low
degradation nature, accumulation in living beings,
biomagnification and biological effects in natural exposure and
animal experimentation led to the legislation of allowable
concentrations. This legislation was intended to prevent the
exposure of the general population to harmful levels of these
xenobiotics. A monitoring study was therefore, conducted in
Jaipur (India) in which the circulating blood of pregnant woman
subjects was analyzed for pesticide residues viz- aldrin, isomers
of HCH, metabolites of heptachlor and DDT by using gas liquid
chromatography. Study revealed the effect of religion (dietary
habits), ethnicity and addiction habits on the accumulatory
pattern of pesticide residues in the blood of pregnant women.
—Gas chromatograph, human blood, Jaipur city,
organochlorine pesticide residue.
Mamta Sharma is with Govt.R.R.College, Near Railway Station, Alwar,
Rajasthan 301001, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pradeep Bhatnagar is with Faculty of Sciences, the IIS University,
Gurukul Marg, SFS, Mansarovar, Jaipur 302 020, (Raj.) India (e-mail:
Cite: Mamta Sharma and Pradeep Bhatnagar, "Pesticide Burden in Women from Jaipur in Relation to Ethnicity, Religion and Addiction Habit," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 216-220, 2017.