organochlorine


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organochlorine

(ôr-găn′ə-klôr′ēn′, -ĭn)
n.
Any of several hydrocarbon-based compounds containing chlorine, especially those used as pesticides, such as DDT.

or·gan·o·chlo′rine adj.

organochlorine

an organic chlorine compound, particularly any of a group of insecticides, e.g. DDT.
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We also assessed the robustness of the associations in single organochlorine models.
Exposure to organochlorine residues from past applications can become chronic for human health [3, 4].
Okoumassoun LE, Brochu C, Deblois C, Apkonan S, Marion M, Averill-Bates D and F Denizeau Vitellogenin in tilapia male fishes exposed to organochlorine pesticides in Oueme River in Republic of Benin.
Occurrence of PCBs, organochlorine insecticides, tris (4-chlorophenyl) methane and tris (4-chlorophenyl) methanol in human breast milk collected from Cambodia.
The analytical quality-control scheme included periodic analyses of organochlorine standard mixtures and ultrapure water along with the samples.
Once extracts were obtained (sediments/ organisms) they were purified through adsorption chromatography in a column packed with florisil and anhydrous sodium sulfate previously purified, activated and deactivated to separate the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB, Fraction 1) from the organochlorine pesticides (OP, Fraction 2).
Concern about PCB, mercury and dioxin concentrations in the Great Lakes contributes to ongoing sport fish consumption warnings even though organochlorine levels are generally declining.
Seventeenaswordfish samples from the Italian coast were tested for 28 man-made chemicals: organochlorine chemicals (DDT and HCB), perfluorinated compounds (PFOS and PFOA, used in the production of textiles, food packaging and non-stick coatings) and brominated flame retardants (19 types of PBDE).
Prof Howard said: "For humans the main source of organochlorine exposure is from diet, primarily through meat and dairy products.
In Silent Spring (Mariner), she documented how long-lived organochlorine pesticides, most notoriously DDT, were not only ridding croplands of insects, streets of mosquitoes, and homes of spiders but also exacting a high toll on songbirds and other nontargeted species.