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High levels of DDT in breast milk: Intake, risk, lactation duration, and involvement of gender

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Pollution, November 2012
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Title
High levels of DDT in breast milk: Intake, risk, lactation duration, and involvement of gender
Published in
Environmental Pollution, November 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.06.009
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Authors

Hindrik Bouwman, Henrik Kylin, Barbara Sereda, Riana Bornman

Abstract

We investigated presence and levels of DDT in 163 breast milk samples from four South African villages where, in three of them, malaria is controlled with DDT-sprayed indoors. Mean ΣDDT levels in breast milk were 18, 11, and 9.5 mg/kg mf (milk fat) from the three DDT-sprayed villages, respectively, including the highest ΣDDT level ever reported for breast milk from South Africa (140 mg/kg mf). Understanding the causes for these differences would be informative for exposure reduction intervention. The Provisional Tolerable Daily Intake (PTDI) for DDT by infants, and the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) were significantly exceeded. DDT had no effect on duration of lactation. There were indications (not significant) from DDT-sprayed villages that first-born female infants drink milk with more ΣDDT than first-born male infants, and vice versa for multipara male and female infants, suggesting gender involvement on levels of DDT in breast milk - requiring further investigation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 74 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 17%
Researcher 11 14%
Unspecified 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Other 22 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 19 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 17%
Unspecified 10 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 8%
Other 21 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 September 2012.
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#599,046
of 12,246,070 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Pollution
#182
of 3,880 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,530
of 122,746 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Pollution
#1
of 22 outputs
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