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HEALTH IMPACTS: WATER POLLUTANTS

 

Physico-chemicals parameters and their significance

HEALTH IMPACTS: AIR POLLUTION

 

Major air pollutants and their associated health hazards

HEALTH IMPACTS: PESTICIDES

 

Application and health effects of pesticides commonly used in India

 
S.No. Pesticide Name

What it is used for

METHODOLOGY: AIR POLLUTION

Pollutants Methods of Measurement BIS Method No. Time Weighted Average
Suspended Particulate Matter (PM100) Respirable Dust Sampler IS- 5182 (part 4) 1973 24 hourly

METHODOLOGY: PESTICIDES

Pesticides Protocol Instrument Model Detectors
Insecticides
Organochlorines
Organophosphorus
SyntheticPyrethroides
Carbamates

INSTRUMENTATION

 
Gas Chromatography (GC)

WHAT WE TEST: WATER POLLUTANTS

 

Physical parameters

Color , PH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Hardness, Total solids, Total dissolved solids. Total suspended solids, Oil and Grease, acidity, alkalinity, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Dissolved Oxygen

Inorganic

Chloride, fluoride, bromide, nitrite, nitrate, carbonates, phosphate, sulphate Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. Other inorganic substances can be tested such as iodide, cyanide, carbonate, bicarbonate, etc.

WHAT WE TEST: AIR POLLUTION

 

The CSE laboratory can monitor the following pollutants in ambient air

• Suspended particulate matter

• Respirable suspended particulate matter

• Nitrogen di-oxide

• Sulphur di-oxide

 

 

WHAT WE TEST: PESTICIDES

 

The CSE Lab analyses the following groups of widely used pesticides in India

Chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, DDD, DDE, g-HCH, lindane, aldrin, dieldrin, a, b - endosulphan, endosulphan sulphate and heptachlor, etc.

Organophosphorus pesticides like dimethoate diazinon, phosphamidon, methyl parathion malathion, monocrotophos, chlorpyriphos etc.

Carbamates like carbaryl, carbofuran, aldicarb, oxamyl, methomyl etc.

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