Volume : IV, Issue : V, May - 2014

Toxicity of Pesticide Deltamethrin to Fish

Parmita Bhattacharjee, Suchismita Das

Abstract :

Deltamethrin is widely used and most effective pesticide based on pyrethroid preparations. It is extensively used in agriculture, for controlling pests, insects and vectors of endemic diseases, protecting seeds during storage and fighting household insects because of their low environmental persistence. However, deltamethrin is found to be highly toxic to various non–targeted aquatic organisms including fish. Contributing factor to the sensitivity of fish to deltamethrin exposure seems to be its high rate of gill absorption due to the lipophilicity. The main mode of its action is neurotoxicity, and its capacity to induce oxidative stress or alteration of antioxidant system and lipid peroxidation. Thus, the main aim of this study is to review the toxic effect of synthetic pyrethroid, deltametrin in fish.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Parmita Bhattacharjee, Suchismita Das Toxicity of Pesticide Deltamethrin to Fish Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume.4, Issue.5, May-2014


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