Occurrence of organochlorine pesticides in indoor dust

Elvira V Bräuner, Philipp Mayer, Lars Gunnarsen, Katrin Vorkamp, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen


Organochlorine pesticides are present in the environment and suspected of causing serious health effects. Diet has been the main exposure source, but indoor source release is gaining focus. Within a monitoring study of polychlorinated biphenyls of Danish buildings built during the 1960s and 1970s, we coincidently determined extreme levels of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) levels in two of ten random samples. This raises concern and further large scale investigations are warranted to confirm this.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of environmental monitoring : JEM
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)522-6
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Denmark
  • Dust/analysis
  • Housing
  • Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated/analysis
  • Pesticide Residues/analysis


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