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Main Title Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Insecticides in Plasma and Milk of Pregnant and Lactating Women.
Author Curley, August ; Kimbrough., Renate ;
CORP Author National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1968
Stock Number PB-279 737
Additional Subjects Insecticides ; Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Females ; Residues ; Milk ; Blood ; Concentration(Composition) ; Pregnancy ; Tables(Data) ; DDT ; Insecticides ; Analyzing ; Detection ; Humans ; BHC ; Reprints ; Pesticide residues ; DDE insecticide ; DDD insecticide ; Benzene/hexachloro ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-279 737 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Five pregnant women were studied for chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide residues in their blood and milk. Blood samples were obtained from each between 30 days of pregnancy and 115 days postpartum. Three milk samples were collected from each between three and 96 days postpartum. Sample extracts of plasma and milk were analyzed by electron-capture gas-liquid chromatography for chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides. Eight chlorinated insecticides were detected. The concentratins of these compounds in plasma were within the lower part of the range previously reported for nonpregnant women. A small but statistically significant decrease in the plasma concentration of p,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDE, o,p'-DDE, p,p'-DDD, and total BHC was observed one to six days postpartum. The concentraion of the detected compounds in milk varied greatly among the individual women but was within the range reported by others.