Unfortunately, to separate all of the relatively toxic organochlorines
from other sample components requires a variety of GC columns and operating conditions.
And, according to the EPA's 1994 Dioxin Reassessment, the average body burden of organochlorines
in the U.
A class of compounds made from chlorine, called organochlorines
, may be linked with breast cancer.
are everywhere: The most notorious of them are DDT, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and dioxin, used in Agent Orange and present in tampons.
As long as 30 years ago, researchers showed that organochlorines
, a family of compounds including the pesticide DDT and the industrial chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), could induce mammary tumors in laboratory animals, a red flag suggesting they might do the same in women.
Dioxins and furans are organochlorines
, a large family of chemicals produced in the chlorine bleaching process used in pulp and paper mills to break down wood fibre and brighten paper.
at high levels are known to be toxic for wildlife and humans.
The researchers studied 192 men who were part of couples that were sub-fertile, to see if the men with higher levels of organochlorines
in their blood showed evidence of increased rates of sperm abnormalities.
During 1941-1990, patients with older-onset PD had used organochlorines
in each 10-year period more often than their matched controls had, whereas there was no difference in use during the same periods between patients with younger-onset PD and their matched controls.
Both insecticides and herbicides, most notably organochlorines
, organophosphorus compounds, chlorophenoxy acids/esters, and botanicals, significantly increased the risk of Parkinson's disease.
When it goes down the drain, it can produce organochlorines
, which are suspected carcinogens as well as reproductive, neurological and immune-system toxins.
Families of environmental agents were considered, mainly focusing on xenoestrogens (chemicals that mimic estrogens), organochlorines