Polychlorinated Biphenyl and Organochlorine Pesticide Levels in Human Breast Milk from the Mediterranean city Antalya, Turkey


ÇOK İ. , Yelken C., DURMAZ E. , Uner M., Sever B., Satir F.

BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, vol.86, no.4, pp.423-427, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00128-011-0221-3
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-427
  • Keywords: PCBs, Organochlorine pesticides, Human milk, Turkey, CHLORINATED PESTICIDES, TURKISH MOTHERS, ADIPOSE-TISSUE, RESIDUES, POLLUTANTS, EXPOSURE, PCBS, CONTAMINANTS, SERUM

Abstract

In this study, organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyles (PCBs) levels were determined in 100 human milk samples from the city of Antalya. The levels of seven major PCB congeners; 28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 153, 180 and nine OCPs, alpha-HCH, beta-HCH, gamma-HCH, HCB, heptachlor epoxide, p.p'-DDT, p,p'-DDE, endosulfan-alpha and endosulfan-beta were determined by gas chromatography with ECD detection. The levels of analyzed compounds were as follows: I PCBs pound 27.46 +/- A 11.58, I DDT pound 1,407 +/- A 123, and I BHC pound 160 +/- A 490 ng/g lipid wt.basis. PCB 153 and p,p'-DDE were the dominant contaminants. The results have been discussed and compared with similar studies from other regions of Turkey.