Distribution of Some Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in CowÃÂs Milk in EgyptAuthor(s): Farag Malhat and Mohamed Hagag
The concentrations of 11 organo chlorine pesticides residues were determined in 100 samples of cowÂs milk collected from five districts of El- Qalubiya Governorate, Egypt during March to April, 2011. The most predominant organo chlorine compounds in cows milk were p,pÂ-DDD (49%) and endrin (42%) with a mean value of 0.513±1.04 and 0.457±0.566 ng/ml, respectively. All samples were contaminated with one or more of the investigated pesticides. From public health point of view, the observed levels of OCPs residues in cowÂs milkÂs in this study do not pose a serious health risk to the consumers.