Occurrence of organochlorine pesticides in indoor dust

Elvira V. Bräuner, Philipp Mayer, Lars Gunnarsen, Katrin Vorkamp, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen

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Organochlorine pesticides are present in the environment and suspected of causing serious health effects. Diet has been the main exposure source, but indoor source release is gaining focus. Within a monitoring study of polychlorinated biphenyls of Danish buildings built during the 1960s and 1970s, we coincidently determined extreme levels of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) levels in two of ten random samples. This raises concern and further large scale investigations are warranted to confirm this.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Environmental Monitoring
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)522-526
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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