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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in placenta, maternal blood, umbilical cord blood and milk of Indian women

Madhavan, N. D. and Naidu, K. A. (1995) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in placenta, maternal blood, umbilical cord blood and milk of Indian women. Human and Experimental Toxicology, 14. pp. 503-506.

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Abstract

Human placenta, umbilical cord blood, maternal blood and breast milk samples from mothers were analysed for the presence of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Benzo(a) pyrene (B(a)P), dibenzo(a,c)anthracene (DBA) and chrysene (Chy) were detected in all the four types of sample. Levels of dibenzo(a,c)anthracene were higher in the above samples compared with the other two PAHs. Umbilical cord blood and breast milk samples showed relatively high concentrations of all the three PAHs and thus demonstrated that the developing foetus/new born were exposed to these carcinogenic environmental contaminants. The possible implications of PAHs in relation to human health are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: placenta; umbilical cord blood; maternal blood; breast milk; PAHs
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 17 Toxicology
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 05:41
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/579

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