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Assessment of organochlorine pesticide residue levels in dairy milk and buffalo milk from Jaipur City, Rajasthan, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11341290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The widespread application of pesticides in agriculture, public health, and industry and in and around the home can result in the accumulation of pesticides in the environment. Therefore, a survey has been conducted during 1993-1996 to investigate the magnitude of contamination of bovine milk with organochlorine pesticide (OCP) residues from Jaipur City, Rajasthan, India. Milk samples, i.e., dairy (toned and whole) and buffalo milk, were collected seasonally, and pesticide residues were assessed using a gas chromatograph (GC) with an electron capture detector (ECD). The results indicate that all the milk samples were contaminated with dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites (DDE and p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane [DDD]), isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH; alpha, beta, and gamma), heptachlor and its epoxide, and aldrin. Seasonal variations of these pesticide residue levels were also observed in all the milk samples. Samples collected during winter season were found to contain higher residue levels as compared to other seasons.
P J John; N Bakore; P Bhatnagar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-08     Completed Date:  2001-09-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas
DDT / analysis*
Food Analysis
Food Contamination / analysis*
Hexachlorobenzene / analysis*
Insecticides / analysis*
Milk / chemistry*
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 118-74-1/Hexachlorobenzene; 50-29-3/DDT

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