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Evaluation of organochlorine pesticides in breast milk samples in Turkey applying features of the partial order technique.
Int. J. Environ. Health Res. 23, 226-246 (2013)
Exposure data to organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) of mothers' breast milk samples were measured in different locations in the Taurus Mountains/Turkey. Villages at five altitudes were looked upon. The data analysis method applied is the Hasse diagram technique, based on Discrete Mathematics. For each of the five regions, one Hasse diagram was calculated and showed the same maximal object, namely, p-p'-Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (DDE). In a further data investigation step, we performed the similarity analyses of the locations in order to quantify the similarities and incomparabilities. It was revealed that no correlation exists between most altitudes and the pattern of contamination of breast milk samples. The two lowest situated areas, Sahil at sea level and Ciftlikkoy at 121m above sea level were similar. We reduced the datasets by applying the interval analysis followed by similarity analyses. We observed that endrin (END1), mirex (MIRE), and pentachlorobenzene (PECB) reduce most severely the similarity.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Organochlorine Pesticides (ocp) ; Breast Milk ; Environmental Health Data ; Partially Ordered Sets ; Turkey; Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers ; Persistent Organic Pollutants ; Molecular Epidemiology ; Exposure Science ; China ; Contamination ; Residues ; Mothers ; Germany ; Pollution
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0960-3123
Quellenangaben Volume: 23, Issue: 3, Pages: 226-246
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Reviewing status Peer reviewed