Organochlorine pesticide (OCP) residues in cow's, buffalo's, and sheep's milk from Afyonkarahisar region, Turkey

Bulut S., Akkaya L., Gok V., Konuk M.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.181, no.1-4, pp.555-562, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 181 Issue: 1-4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-010-1849-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.555-562
  • Keywords: Organochlorine pesticide residues, Buffalo's milk, Cow's milk, Sheep's milk, POLYCHLORINATED-BIPHENYLS, CONTAMINATION, CITY, INDIA, WATER, GHANA, EXPOSURE, BUTTER, BRAZIL, FISH
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


In this study, it was aimed to determine organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in three types of milk (cow's, buffalo's, and sheep's milk) produced in Afyonkarahisar province of Turkey. The results indicated that these milk specimens were found to be contaminated by 21 different pesticides. Sixteen OCP residues were detected in sheep's milk and it was followed with 14 pesticides in buffalo's milk and 11 pesticides in cow's milk. Dominant pesticides in all samples examined were beta-HCH in buffalo's, cow's, and sheep's milk in the concentrations of 63.36, 91.32, and 122.98 ng/ml, respectively. Total OCP levels were found to be 243.81 ng/ml in sheep's milk, 151.02 ng/ml in cow's milk, and 133.38 ng/ml in buffalo's milk. Some of the pesticides detected were found to be in the excess amount of the acceptable level regarding the EU regulations.