Associations between reported consumption of animal products and chlorinated hydrocarbon concentrations were examined in 297 elderly people who lived in Germany.
Consumption of beef and lamb was correlated positively with hexachlorobenzene (HCB), bêta-hexachlorocyclohexane (bêta-HCH), total polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and total dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) (r=13-19, p<. 05).
Consumption of saltwater fish was correlated positively with alpha-HCH, dieldrin, and PCBs (r=12-26, p<. 05).
Other univariate predictors were body mass index, plasma cholesterol, pork consumption, poultry consumption, and age.
Multivariate linear models of predictors of each chlorinated species were constructed, and some form of meat was used as the main predictor ; the sum of all meats (exclusive of fish) was the best predictor of dieldrin and In (alpha-HCH) concentrations.
Beef and lamb consumption was a positive predictor of HCB, heptachlor epoxide, total DDT, and bêta HCH.
Saltwater fish was the major dietary predictor of PCBs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contamination, Aliment, Viande, Consommation alimentaire, Allemagne, Europe, Taux, Plasma sanguin, Sang, Chlore Composé organique, Hydrocarbure chloré, Organochloré, Poisson comestible, Milieu marin, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contamination, Food, Meat, Food intake, Germany, Europe, Rate, Blood plasma, Blood, Chlorine Organic compounds, Chlorocarbon, Organochlorine compounds, Edible fish, Marine environment, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0229601
Code Inist : 002B03H. Création : 11/09/1998.