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Document ID (ISN)62964
CIS number 94-1636
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Neuberger M., Landvoigt W., Derntl F.
Title Blood levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in chemical workers after chloracne and in comparison groups
Bibliographic information 1991, Vol.63, No.5, p.325-327. 13 ref.
Abstract A study was made of workers involved in the production of chlorophenoxy herbicides. Nine production workers with a history of chloracne from exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) in 1971-1973 had a median level of 340pg 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) per gram blood lipid in 1990. This was significantly higher than blood levels in four controls without chloracne and no known exposure from the same plant and in 17 external controls. Results demonstrate that chloracne may be considered as a reliable indicator of heavy dioxin exposure.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; chemical industry; exposure tests; dioxins; chloracne; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin
Descriptors (secondary) determination in blood
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustria
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Biological monitoring
Heterocyclic compounds
Chemical industry
Agricultural chemicals