In 1993 local unions joined Coletivo Alternativa Verde (Green Alternative Collective) and Greenpeace, and filed a complaint in the courts, citing contamination of Vila Carioca with hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and organochlorides
During part of the 1960 and 1970 decades, the areas located in the cities of Santos, Sao Vicente, Cubatao, Praia Grande and Itanhaem, Sao Paulo State's Coast, received organochloride
substances, without any sort of control or monitoring, contaminating soil and ground water, impairing the health of the workers and of the population from the surrounding areas (Almeida, Centeno, Bisinoti, & Jardim, 2007).
, which include dioxins and biphenyls, are persistent organic pollutants linked to toxic effects on humans.
While exposure to certain organochlorides
proved to increase total spermatic number and total sperm motility levels, other pesticides have the adverse effects and are associated to a reduction in these levels.
Yet, organophosphates--which are related to forms of nerve gas (38)--are also far more acutely toxic in their short lives than the dangerous organochlorides
In the 1940s, they became involved in the production of organochloride
herbicides and DDT.
pesticide pollution, especially DDT and endrin, caused drastic population reductions in the 1960s.
pesticides like DDT were a great boon to agriculture as well as to human health by preventing insect-borne diseases.
Current regulations prohibit the importation, production and application of the worst of the persistent organochloride
poisons - DDT, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Chlordane and Heptachlor.
pesticides in California sea lions revisited.
In Mexico, there are official norms that regulate the chemical content in fishery products for human consumption, the NOM-027SSA1-1993 for the fresh-refrigerated and freezed aquatic products, and NOM-028SSA1-1993 for the preserved ones, specify that those products must not contain organochloride
pesticide such as aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor chlordecon (kepone) or others forbidden in the Official Catalogue of Pesticides CICOPLAFEST (1998).
We used the following environmental estrogens in our studies: organochloride
pesticides or their metabolites (endosulfan, dieldrin, and DDE); a by-product of plastics manufacturing (nonylphenol); and the PCBs Aroclor 1242 and Aroclor 1254.