Brominated flame retardants and polychlorinated biphenyls in human breast milk from several locations in India: potential contaminant sources in a municipal dumping site.

@article{Devanathan2012BrominatedFR,
  title={Brominated flame retardants and polychlorinated biphenyls in human breast milk from several locations in India: potential contaminant sources in a municipal dumping site.},
  author={Gnanasekaran Devanathan and Annamalai Subramanian and Agus Sudaryanto and Shin Takahashi and Tomohiko Isobe and Shinsuke Tanabe},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={87-95}
}
This study investigated the status of contamination of organohalogen compounds (OCs) such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and brominated flame retardant (BFRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) in human milk samples from several locations in India. The levels of OCs were significantly higher in the milk of mothers living in and near municipal dumping site than other locations indicating that the open dumping sites for municipal wastes act… CONTINUE READING