Concentrations of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in human serum and their relation with age, gender, and BMI for the general population of Bizerte, Tunisia.

@article{Hassine2014ConcentrationsOO,
  title={Concentrations of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in human serum and their relation with age, gender, and BMI for the general population of Bizerte, Tunisia.},
  author={Sihem Ben Hassine and B{\`e}chir Hammami and Walid Ben Ameur and Yassine El megdiche and Badriddine Barhoumi and Rached El Abidi and Mohamed Ridha Driss},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={6303-13}
}
Human serum samples (n = 113) from Bizerte, northern Tunisia, collected between 2011 and 2012 were analyzed for 8 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) including p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers, dieldrin, and heptachlor and 12 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) congeners. Concentrations of these residues in serum were determined by gas chromatography with electron capture detector and total cholesterol (CHOL) and… CONTINUE READING