Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in human adipose tissue and breast milk collected in Hong Kong.

@article{Poon2005PolychlorinatedBA,
  title={Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in human adipose tissue and breast milk collected in Hong Kong.},
  author={B H T Poon and Clement Kai Man Leung and Chris Kong-Chu Wong and Ming-hung Wong},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={274-82}
}
Contamination from persistent organic pollutants is a pervasive global problem that urgently demands global concern and action. In the present study, concentrations of organochlorine (OC) pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in 37 samples of female adipose tissue collected in Hong Kong hospitals. Among the pollutants analyzed, DDTs (2.79 ng/g fat), HCHs (0.72 ng/g fat), and PCBs (0.19 ng/g fat) were prominent compounds in most of the adipose tissue. p,p'-DDE and… CONTINUE READING