Washington, Jan 9 ( ANI ): Men exposed to organochlorine chemicals in the environment may be at higher risk of sperm abnormalities, a new study has revealed.
What does OC stand for?
OC stands for Organochlorine
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We have 65 other meanings of OC in our Acronym Attic
- Ordres Courants (French: current orders)
- Oregon City (Oregon)
- Oregon Coast
- Organic Carbon
- Organisme Certificateur
- Organisme Conventionné (French: Accredited Body)
- Organizadora de Comercio (Spanish; Guatemala)
- Organizational Committee of ACC
- Organized Crime
- Organizing Committee (various organizations)
Samples in periodicals archive:
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to examine associations between organochlorine concentrations in prediagnostic adipose tissue samples and the risk of NHL.
Endosulfan is an organochlorine pesticide as are DDT, dieldrin, and chlordane.
We also found that in men, among the main groups of pesticides--fungicides, herbicides, insecticides--the association was the strongest for insecticides, and among insecticides, with organochlorine insecticides, which have been frequently used in France in the past," Elbaz added.
M7 from soil samples, decontamination of pesticide-polluted water by constructed wetlands, and dynamic hook-type liquid phase microextraction and compensatory single drop microextraction for analysis of organochlorine pesticides in water.
Pour it down the drain and it forms small amounts of cancer-causing compounds called organochlorines that can eventually accumulate in your body's fatty tissues after working their way through the food chain.
Prof Howard said: "For humans the main source of organochlorine exposure is from diet, primarily through meat and dairy products.
In Silent Spring (Mariner), she documented how long-lived organochlorine pesticides, most notoriously DDT, were not only ridding croplands of insects, streets of mosquitoes, and homes of spiders but also exacting a high toll on songbirds and other nontargeted species.