Organochlorine pesticide residues in adipose tissue of Mexicans.
Concentrations of organochlorine insecticide residues such as DDT, DDE, î-and ï-HCH were determined in human adipose tissue samples obtained during autopsies from urban and suburban areas of Veracruz city, the state of Veracruz and out-of-state areas, collected during 1988 and 1991.
The mean levels of total DDT, which constitutes the predominant accumulated pesticide, decreased from 17.45 mg/kg in 1988 to 14.06 mg/kg in 1991.
The highest levels of total DDT were determined in persons from suburban areas of Veracruz city and among persons over 51 years old with the highest levels of contamination observed in patients dying of cardiovascular disorders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organochloré, Insecticide, Pesticide, Milieu biologique, Polluant, Environnement, Toxicité, Epidémiologie, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Milieu urbain, Milieu suburbain, Taux, Tissu adipeux, Santé publique, Contamination, Analyse quantitative, DDT, HCH, Aliment
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Organochlorine compounds, Insecticide, Pesticides, Biological medium, Pollutant, Environment, Toxicity, Epidemiology, Mexico, Central America, America, Urban environment, Suburban environment, Rate, Adipose tissue, Contamination, Quantitative analysis, DDT, HCH, Food
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Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 199608.