ISSN: 7027-2221

Keywords : Organochlorine pesticide

Evaluation of Organochlorine pesticide and Fates in the Women Milk in Al- Muthanna Province-Iraq

Eyhab R.M.AL-Samawy; Wafaa Abdulmutalib Naji

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 157-165

The objective of this study was to investigate Organochlorine pesticide
(OCPs) and Fates (F) levels in the breast milk of lactating healthy women
who were living in Al Muthanna province of Iraq according to the region and
age of mother and to determine the relationship between the selected
parameters under the study. Seventy breast milk samples collected between
January 2015 to March 2015 from healthy lactating women at different stages
of lactation, from 5 days to 72 weeks postpartum in morning. The breast milk
samples were collected by self-milking. (OCPs) in milk samples were
measured by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), while the
fats were done by soxhlet extractor. Results of the current study (according to
the minitab statistical program) revealed a very high significant variation
between the levels of (OCPs) and (F) in the breast milk of mothers in the
rural (R) and urban (U) regions (P< 0.001), and there are positive relationship
between the both parameter in the samples of milk and the concentration of
(OCPs) and (F) in women aged < 25 years lower than the concentration of
(OCPs) and (F) in women aged ≥ 25 years. This high difference was
statistically significant for (F) (P < 0.01), but non-significant for (OCPs)