Placental transfer of pesticides in humans

Saxena, M. C. ; Siddiqui, M. K. J. ; Bhargava, A. K. ; Krishna Murti, C. R. ; Kutty, D. (1981) Placental transfer of pesticides in humans Archives of Toxicology, 48 (2-3). pp. 127-134. ISSN 0340-5761

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Transfer of organochlorine pesticides from mother to fetus has been studied in 100 women. The concentrations of organochlorine pesticides were examined in maternal blood, placenta, and umbilical cord blood of the same mother/child pair. Residue levels of dichlorodiphenyl trichloro ethane (DDT) and its metabolites, isomers of benzene hexachloride (BHC) and aldrin were detected in all the samples analyzed, indicating their transfer from mother to the fetus. A correlation was found to exist between the pesticide concentration and age, dietetic habits and area of residence of pregnant women.

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Keywords:Placenta; Umbilical Cord; Organochlorine Pesticides; DDT; BHC; Aldrin; Gas-liquid Chromatograph
ID Code:29356
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