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Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Human Fat in the United Kingdom 1969-71

Br Med J 1972; 2 doi: (Published 03 June 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:553
  1. D. C. Abbott,
  2. G. B. Collins,
  3. R. Goulding


    During the period 1969-71 samples of human body fat were taken during routine necropsies on 201 subjects over 5 years old and 20 stillborn babies and infants under 5 years old, and analysis was carried out for organochlorine pesticide residues. By comparing the results from this period with those from similar studies undertaken in 1963-4 and 1965-7, it is clear that a downward trend continues.