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Main Title Acquisition and Chemical Analysis of Mother's Milk for Selected Toxic Substances (December 1980).
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Year Published 2000
Report Number 40-8023083
Stock Number OTS0527479
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Health effects ; Cyclohexane ; Epidemiology ; Environmental Fate ; Monitoring ; Production and Process ; Toxic substances ; Laboratory animals ; CAS No 56-23-5 ; CAS No 64-19-7 ; CAS No 66-25-1 ; CAS No 67-56-1 ; CAS No 67-63-0
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  OTS0527479 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 163p
Samples of mother's milk were collected from persons in 5 cities and analyzed by gas chromatography and spectrophotometry for volatile and semivolatile organics. 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 hexanol, limonene, dichlorobenzene, and some esters. Semivolatile compounds of interest that were identified in the samples were polychlorinated biphenyls and DDE. Polychlorinated naphthalenes, polybrominated biphenyls, chlorinated phenols, and other compounds were specifically sought but not detected (limit of detection was about 20-100 ng/mL mild). The prevalent halogenated compounds in ambient air and water near 2 New Jersey and 3 Louisiana cities were identified and quantified. Potential emissions from chemical industries in 3 Louisiana cities were listed and quantified.