Humans are exposed to persistent organic environmental contaminants mainly through the intake of food. The compounds are distributed throughout the human body in the various fatty tissues. Human milk has for many years been used for monitoring purposes, as the samples are relatively easy to get and, if proper standardised, the chemical data can be compared between countries and used for time trends studies. The Danish surveys have been performed on milk samples collected from mothers aged 25-29 and giving birth for the first time. In 1986 and 1993-94 the collecting of samples was coordinated with the WHO human milk studies.
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