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Organochlorine pesticide residues in human milk of mothers living in northern Tunisia.
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PMID:  17619799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The levels of 13 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were measured in breast milk from 87 Tunisian mothers throughout their lactation periods. Breast milk levels of OCP residues were determined using a validated methodology that included capillary column gas chromatography with electron-capture detection. All samples contained detectable residues of p,p'-DDE (2.421 mg/kg milk fat) and HCB (0.260 mg/kg milk fat). The other OCP residues were detected in the following order of frequency: Dieldrin 38%, beta-HCH 22.9% and gamma-HCH 6.8%. It was made an attempt to point out the relationship between some factors and the transfer of OCP residues into breast milk. In this study we found that concentrations of OCPs increased with mothers' age, these levels decreased with the number of children.
S Ennaceur; N Gandoura; M R Driss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0007-4861     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-27     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (05/UR/12-03), Faculty of Sciences, Bizerte, 7021, Zarzouna, Tunisia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Chromatography, Gas
Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene / analysis
Hexachlorobenzene / analysis
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / analysis*
Milk, Human / chemistry*
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Pesticide Residues; 118-74-1/Hexachlorobenzene; 72-55-9/Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene

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