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PCDD and PCDF levels in human milk -- dependence on the period of lactation 
Fuerst, P; Krueger, C; Meemken, HA; Groebel, W 
Since the beginning of 1985 about 200 breast milk samples have been analysed for residues of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans. From the dependence on the number of breastfed children it is seen that levels of PCDD and PCDF in human milk decrease from the first to the second child. Lactating therefore seems to be an excretion process for the mother. PCDD and PCDF levels in milk samples submitted by one lactating woman at different times after delivery of her second child were found to decrease within one year to 30-40% of the starting concentrations. The strongest decline was found in the first lactation week. 
PCDD; sampling; sampling methods; polychlorinated dibenzo(p)dioxins; polychlorinated dibenzofurans; lactation; Toxicology Abstracts; Pollution Abstracts; breast milk; X 24156:Environmental impact; P 6000:TOXICOLOGY AND HEALTH; X 24120:Food, additives & contaminants