Recently, the Stockholm Convention prohibited the use of toxaphene and has been reviewing endosulfan. The historical use of these pesticides may contaminate food and tend to accumulate in the food chain. In this study, to evaluate the spatial and temporal trends of food contamination, the endosulfan and toxaphene levels were measured in pooled 24-h food composite samples from Chinese (n = 10), Korean (n = 10) and Japanese (n = 40) adults in the 1990s and 2007–2009.
Desalegn, B., Takasuga, T., Harada, K. H., Hitomi, T., Fujii, Y., Yang, H-R., Wang, P., Senevirathna, L., & Koizumi, A. (2011). Historical trends in human dietary intakes of endosulfan and toxaphene in China, Korea and Japan. Chemosphere, 83(10), 1398-1405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.02.063