Organochloride Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Human Breast Milk: Case Study in the Suburbs of Hue City, Vietnam
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 151-155
Received: May 22, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 7, 2015; Published: Jun. 23, 2015
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Nguyen Van Hop, Faculty of Chemistry, Hue University of Sciences, Hue city, Vietnam
Vu Thi Kim Loan, Department of Chemistry, Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hai Phong city, Vietnam
Thuy Chau To, Faculty of Resources and Environment, Thu Dau Mot University, Thu Dau Mot city, Vietnam
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Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs, including DDTs and HCHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in 64 human breast milk samples collected from lactating mothers living in three communes and two wards in the suburbs of Hue city, Central Vietnam in 2010 and in 2011. Assessment of health risk for breast fed babies was conducted, basing on estimation of estimated daily intake (EDI) of the pollutants (OCPs and PCBs) by the babies and then comparing with tolerable daily intake (according to the guideline of Canada Health Agency). The results obtained showed that the EDIs were much lower than the TDIs.
OCPs, PCBs, Breast Milk, Hue City
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Nguyen Van Hop, Vu Thi Kim Loan, Thuy Chau To, Organochloride Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Human Breast Milk: Case Study in the Suburbs of Hue City, Vietnam, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 151-155. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20150304.18
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