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Main Title Acquisition and chemical analysis of mother's milk for selected toxic substances /
Author Erickson, Mitchell D. ; Harris, III, Benjamin S. H. ; Pellizzari, Edo D. ; Tomer, Kenneth B. ; Waddell, Richard D.
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Erickson, Mitchell D.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher Field Studies Branch, Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 560/13-80-029; EPA-68-01-3849
Stock Number PB81-231029
OCLC Number 11477686
Subjects Breast milk--Contamination--Analysis ; Milk, Human--analysis ; Toxins, Biological ; Milk, Human--Contamination--Analysis
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Milk ; Environmental surveys ; Toxicology ; Humans ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Sampling ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Toxic substances ; Volatile organic compounds ; Mothers milk ; Toxic substances ; Benzene/dichloro ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Polychlorinated naphthalenes ; Polybrominated biphenyls ; DDE insecticide
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EJED  EPA 560/13-80-029 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/04/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-560-13-80-029 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB81-231029 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 153 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
Samples of mother's milk were collected from Bayonne, NJ; Jersey City, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; Baton Rouge, LA; and Charleston, WV, and analyzed for volatile (purgeables) and semivolatile (extractable) organics using glass capillary gas chromatography/mass spectrometry/computer. In the volatile fraction, 26 halogenated hydrocarbons, 17 aldehydes, 20 ketones, 11 alcohols, 2 acids, 3 ethers, 1 epoxide, 14 furans, 26 other oxygenated compounds, 4 sulfur-containing compounds, 7 nitrogen-containing compounds, 13 alkanes, 12 alkenes, 7 alkynes, 11 cyclic hydrocarbons, and 15 aromatics were found, including major peaks for hexanal, limonene, dichlorobenzene, and some esters. The levels of dichlorobenzene appeared to be significantly higher in the samples from Jersey City and Bayonne than in samples from other sites. Jersey City samples also appeared to have significantly higher levels of tetrachloroethylene. Charleston and Jersey City samples appeared to have significantly higher levels of chloroform; however, chloroform was observed in the blanks at about 20% of that in the samples. Due to the small sample size and lack of control over the solicitation of sample donors, the data cannot be used to extrapolate to the general population. Fewer semivolatile compounds of interest were found. Polychlorinated naphthalenes, polybrominated biphenyls, chlorinated phenols, and other compounds were specifically sought and not detected (limit of detection about 20-100 ng/mL milk). Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and DDE were found.
Task final. "Research Triangle Institute"--Technical rept. data page. "December 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 560/13-80-029."