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Title: Application of Kohonen neural network for evaluation of the contamination of Brazilian breast milk with polychlorinated biphenyls.
Authors: Kowalski, Claudia Hoffmann
Silva, Gilmare Antônia da
Godoy, Helena Teixeira
Poppi, Ronei Jesus
Augusto, Fábio
Keywords: Polychlorinatedbiphenyls
Human milk
Solid phase microextraction
Gas chromatographywith
Self organizing maps
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: KOWALSKI, C. H. et al. Application of Kohonen neural network for evaluation of the contamination of Brazilian breast milk with polychlorinated biphenyls. Talanta, Oxford, v. 116, p. 315-321, 2013. Disponível em: <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0039914013004566>. Acesso em: 02 fev. 2015.
Abstract: Due to the tendency of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) to accumulate in matrixes with high lipid content, the contamination of the breast milk with these compounds is a serious issue, mainly to the newborn. In this study, milk samples were collected from breastfeeding mothers belonging to 4 Brazilian regions (south, southeast, northeast and north). Twelve PCB were analyzed by HS-SPME-GC-ECD and the corresponding peak areas were correlated to the answers to a questionnaire of general habits, breastfeed- ing and characteristics of the living places. To realize this exploratory analyze, self-organizing maps generated applying Kohonen neural network were applied. It was possible to verify the occurrence of different PCB congeners in the breast milk relating to the region of the Brazil that the breastfeeding lives, the proximity to an industry, the proximity to a contaminated river or sea, the type of milk (colostrum, foremilk and hindmilk) and the number of past pregnancies.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/5073
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2013.05.033
ISSN: 0039-9140
metadata.dc.rights.license: O periódico Talanta concede permissão para depósito deste artigo no Repositório Institucional da UFOP. Número da licença: 3580760082136.
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