Persistent organochlorine residues in human breast milk from Hanoi and Hochiminh City, Vietnam: contamination, accumulation kinetics and risk assessment for infants.

@article{Minh2004PersistentOR,
  title={Persistent organochlorine residues in human breast milk from Hanoi and Hochiminh City, Vietnam: contamination, accumulation kinetics and risk assessment for infants.},
  author={Nguyen Hung Minh and Masayuki Someya and Tu Binh Minh and Tatsuya Kunisue and Hisato Iwata and Mafumi Watanabe and Shinsuke Tanabe and Pham Hung Viet and Bui Cach Tuyen},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2004},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={431-41}
}
Despite the ban on persistent organochlorines (OCs) in most of the developed nations, their usage continued until recently in many Asian developing countries including Vietnam, for agricultural purposes and vector-borne disease eradication programs. In this study, we collected human breast milk samples from the two big cities in Vietnam: Hanoi (n=42) and Hochiminh (n=44) and determined the concentrations of persistent OCs such as PCBs, DDT and its metabolites (DDTs), hexachlorocyclohexanes… CONTINUE READING