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Document ID (ISN)43584
CIS number 85-469
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dalderup L.M., Zellenrath D.
Title Dioxin exposure: 20 year follow-up
Bibliographic information 12 Nov. 1983, Vol.2, No.8359, p.1134-1135.
Abstract Mortality data have been collected for a cohort of 141 men exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin as a result of an explosion in an Amsterdam factory in 1963. Within the group 69 exhibited unequivocal chloracne and 72 were without clear signs of chloracne. Of 25 who have died, 8 died from myocardial infarction and 7 of these had had chloracne. 4 belonged to a group of 16 contract cleaners with exposures to other chemicals and a relatively high alcohol consumption rate. 8 men have died from neoplasms which do not show an organ-related pattern and do not represent any excess mortality. Morbidity data are being collected on 35 of the cohort and data are being compared with those of a matched control group. No significant differences have been found but the study continues.
Descriptors (primary) tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; neoplasms; chloracne
Descriptors (secondary) myocardial infarction; dioxins; long-term study; mortality; morbidity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Heterocyclic compounds