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Document ID (ISN)63815
CIS number 95-235
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Littorin M., Hansson M., Rappe C., Kogevinas M.
Title Dioxins in blood from Swedish phenoxy herbicide workers
Bibliographic information 27 Aug. 1994, Vol.344, No.8922. p.611-612. 5 ref.
Abstract This brief communication presents the results of a follow-up study of 5 workers employed between 1964 and 1978 in a Swedish factory which produced chlorophenoxy herbicides and 2,4,6-trichlorophenol. Blood plasma analysis indicated that the workers had much higher levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-p-dibenzodioxin (TCDD) than did five referents. A relationship was observed between employment time and values of TCDD. Values of other dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans and of non-ortho-polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were also higher in the workers.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; carcinogens; Sweden; polychlorinated biphenyls; 2,4,6-trichlorophenol; dibenzofurans; dioxins; exposure evaluation; pesticide production; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin
Descriptors (secondary) determination in biological matter; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agricultural chemicals
Chemical industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Heterocyclic compounds
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Alcohols