Human milk samples collected frzom areas having intensive cotton cultivation and sparce cotton cultivation in Punjab (India) were analysed for organochlorine insecticides.
Both DDT and HCH were detected in almost all the samples analysed.
The average levels of sigma-DDT and sigma-HCH residues in samples from cotton-growing areas were significantly higher than in those from areas where cotton is sparsely grown.
Residues of sigma-DDT mainly comprised p, p'-DDT and p, p'-DDE, while those of sigma-HCH residues were mainly in the form of its bêta-isomer.
Median values of 0.52 mug g-1 of sigma-DDT and 0.19 mug g-1 of sigma-HCH in samples of human milk from cotton-growing areas of Punjab (India) were higher than those reported from most other countries in the World.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pesticide, Organochloré, DDT, HCH, Polluant, Environnement, Taux, Lait femme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Insecticide, Inde, Asie, Penjab
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pesticides, Organochlorine compounds, DDT, HCH, Pollutant, Environment, Rate, Human milk, Human, Epidemiology, Insecticide, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0494906
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 199501.