Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 212–216

Assessment of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Mercury Levels in Soil and Biological Samples from San Felipe, Nuevo Mercurio, Zacatecas, Mexico

Authors

  • Rogelio Costilla-Salazar
    • Departamento Toxicología Ambiental, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
    • División Ciencias de la Vida Departamento de Ingeniería Ambiental Campus Irapuato-SalamancaUniversidad de Guanajuato
  • Antonio Trejo-Acevedo
    • Centro Regional de Investigación en Salud PublicaInstituto Nacional de Salud Publica
  • Diana Rocha-Amador
    • Departamento de Farmacia, División de Ciencias Naturales y ExactasUniversidad de Guanajuato
  • Octavio Gaspar-Ramírez
    • Departamento Toxicología Ambiental, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
  • Fernando Díaz-Barriga
    • Departamento Toxicología Ambiental, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
    • Departamento Toxicología Ambiental, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-010-0165-z

Cite this article as:
Costilla-Salazar, R., Trejo-Acevedo, A., Rocha-Amador, D. et al. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol (2011) 86: 212. doi:10.1007/s00128-010-0165-z

Abstract

The aim of this work was to evaluate contamination by polychlorinated biphenyls and mercury in soil, and to assess exposure level to both contaminants in children living in San Felipe, Nuevo Mercurio, Zacatecas, Mexico. We found soil levels of total polychlorinated biphenyls ranging from non detectable (nd) to 190 μg/kg. Mercury soil levels ranged from 8.9 to 10215.0 mg/kg. Exposure levels of total polychlorinated biphenyls assessed in blood and urinary mercury in children living in the studied community were 1,600 ± 8,800 ng/g lipid and 4.2 ± 7.1 μg/g creatinine, respectively.

Keywords

ChildrenCOPsMercuryMexicoPCBs

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