Persistent organochlorine compounds in human milk collected in Croatia over two decades

Krauthacker, Blanka and Votava-Raić, Ana and Herceg Romanić, Snježana and Tješić-Drinković, Duška and Tješić-Drinković, Dorian and Reiner, Elsa (2009) Persistent organochlorine compounds in human milk collected in Croatia over two decades. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 57 (3). pp. 616-22. ISSN 0090-4341

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The distribution and time trend of organochlorine pesticide (OCP), polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin/polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDD/PCDF) concentrations in human milk samples from Croatia collected in 1981-2003 are presented. Between 1981/1982 and 1987/1989, the concentrations of HCB, beta-HCH, DDE, and total PCBs decreased about 50%, while for the last decade, the concentrations have been decreasing very slowly. In 2002/2003 the range of PCB congeners and OCPs was from below the limit of determination to 332 ng g(-1) milk fat. PCDD/PCDF concentrations in human milk samples collected in 1981-2000 ranged between 5.2 and 26.7 pg I-TEQ g(-1) milk fat and showed a decreasing trend.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adolescent ; Adult ; Croatia ; Environmental Monitoring ; Female ; Humans ; Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated/analysis ; Milk, Human/chemistry ; Time Factors ; Urban Population ; Young Adult
Departments: Katedra za pedijatriju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Krauthacker, BlankaUNSPECIFIED
Herceg Romanić, SnježanaUNSPECIFIED
Tješić-Drinković, DuškaUNSPECIFIED
Tješić-Drinković, DorianUNSPECIFIED
Date: October 2009
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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