Organochlorine pesticides in marine ecosystems of the Far Eastern Seas of Russia (2000-2017).


School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University, 8 Sukhanova str., 690091, Vladivostok, Russia. Electronic address: [Email]


The present review provides information on the main organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), widely used in world agriculture in the 1940s-1960s. The patterns of their distribution in the environment, as well as the toxicity, metabolism, and degradation are described. Some data on OCPs distribution in components of aquatic ecosystems in different regions of the World and, particularly, in the Far Eastern Seas of Russia-the Sea of Japan/East Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Bering Sea-is considered for the period 2000-2017. The obtained results are discussed.


DDTs,Far Eastern Seas,HCHs,Marine ecosystems,Organochlorine pesticides,