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Estimation of 1992-1993 dietary intake of organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides in Fukuoka, Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7580330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To estimate Japanese daily intakes of organochlorine pesticides such as hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis-(4-chlorophenyl)-ethane (DDTs), dieldrin (aldrin), heptachlor-epoxide (heptachlor), and hexachlorobenzenes (HCBs) from foods, fish, fish products, meat, eggs, milk, and milk products were analyzed as major sources of these pesticides in the diet. Estimated daily intakes (EDIs) per person were 0.56 microgram for total HCH, 0.20 microgram for gamma-HCH, 0.09 microgram for dieldrin, 1.42 micrograms for total DDT, and 0.15 microgram for HCB. Similarly, daily intakes of organophosphorus pesticides such as malathion and chlorpyrifosmethyl were estimated by analyzing wheat and wheat products as major contributing foods. EDIs of malathion and chlorpyrifos-methyl were 0.22 and 0.24 microgram, respectively. Daily intakes of total HCH, dieldrin, and total DDT in fiscal year 1992-1993 decreased 29, 44, and 40%, respectively, but gamma-HCH intake increased 167%, in comparison with results of total diet studies for fiscal years 1980-1984. It was also shown that increase in gamma-HCH intake was due to recent increase in consumption of imported meat and meat products. Malathion intake did not change significantly. This method, which estimates EDIs based on concentrations of pollutants in main foods and statistical data of food consumption from the Japanese National Nutrition Survey, is considered to be sufficiently accurate for use as a simplified total diet study.
R Nakagawa; H Hirakawa; T Hori
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of AOAC International     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1060-3271     ISO Abbreviation:  J AOAC Int     Publication Date:    1995 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-28     Completed Date:  1995-11-28     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9215446     Medline TA:  J AOAC Int     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Division of Hygienic Chemistry, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Fish Products / analysis
Food Analysis / methods
Food Contamination / statistics & numerical data*
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated*
Insecticides / analysis*
Meat / analysis
Organophosphorus Compounds*
Triticum / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Insecticides; 0/Organophosphorus Compounds

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