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Occurrence of organochlorine pesticides in indoor dust

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Abstract

Organochlorine pesticides are present in the environment and suspected of causing serious health effects. Diet has been the main exposure source, but indoor source release is gaining focus. Within a monitoring study of polychlorinated biphenyls of Danish buildings built during the 1960s and 1970s, we coincidently determined extreme levels of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) levels in two of ten random samples. This raises concern and further large scale investigations are warranted to confirm this.

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Submitted
16 Dec 2010
Accepted
07 Jan 2011
First published
25 Jan 2011

J. Environ. Monit., 2011,13, 522-526
Article type
Communication

Occurrence of organochlorine pesticides in indoor dust

E. V. Bräuner, P. Mayer, L. Gunnarsen, K. Vorkamp and O. Raaschou-Nielsen, J. Environ. Monit., 2011, 13, 522
DOI: 10.1039/C0EM00750A

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