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2001 survey of organochlorine pesticides in retail milk from Beijing, P R China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12623650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A monitoring study was conducted in 2001 to determine the organochlorine pesticides and their metabolite residues in milk taken from supermarkets in Beijing, P. R. China. The average concentrations of total HCH and DDT were 0.038 and 0.046 mg x kg(-1), respectively, expressed on a fat basis. The aldrin residue was detected in nine milk samples, with a mean concentration of 0.035 mg x kg(-1). Heptachlor and its epoxides were not found in any milk samples. Of 72 milk samples analysed, three from South China contained the higher levels of DDT and HCH residues that exceeded the FAO/WHO accepted tolerance level. Although organochlorine pesticides such as DDT and HCH have been banned in China since 1983, the residues of such compounds still exist in the environment and cause food contamination, a fact likely attributed to the short prohibition period and illegal use for agricultural purposes at present.
Weike Zhong; Diandou Xu; Zhifang Chai; Xueying Mao
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-07     Completed Date:  2003-05-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Nuclear Analytical Techniques, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 918, Beijing 100039, P R China.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Food Analysis / methods
Food Contamination / analysis*
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated*
Insecticides / analysis*
Milk / chemistry*
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Residues

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