Microbiological and toxicological qualities of the water of watering used in urban agriculture in Cotonou (Republic of Benin)

Young plantsTV Dougnon1,3*, TJ Dougnon4, PA Edorh1,2, JR Klotoé3, S Sahidou4, P Guédénon1, B Sossou1, M Boko1, EE Creppy5

Interfaculty Center of Formation and Research in Environment for the Sustainable Development, Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), 01 BP 1463 Cotonou, Benin

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Benin

Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi, Department of Human Biology, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 2009 Cotonou, Benin.

Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi, Department of Animal Production and Health, Research Laboratory in Applied Biology , University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 2009 Cotonou, Benin.

Laboratory of Toxicology and Applied Hygiene/UFR of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 146, Street Léo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex France

Key words: Escherichia coli, cadmium, water of watering.

Abstract

This study has evaluated microbiological and toxicological qualities of water of watering in Cotonou. A pilot site at Glo-Djigbé, the market-gardening sites of Houeyiho, Fidjrosse and Agongbomey were included in the work. The salmonellas, Escherichia coli and cadmium were required in water of watering. On the whole, eight water samples of water were analyzed. waterWater of watering of the pilot site of Glo-Djigbé is not contaminated by Escherichia coli compared to those used at the sites of Houeyiho; Fidjrosse; Agongbomey. Cadmium is absent from all the samples. The study has showed that waters of watering used in urban agriculture in Cotonou are not good and could contaminate the culture, what could induce some diseases with populations.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 2, Number 3, March 2012 – IJAAR

Published By: International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)

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