|Document ID (ISN)||68606|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Schecter A.J., Li L., Ke J., Fürst P., Fürst C., Päpke O.
||Pesticide application and increased dioxin body burden in male and female agricultural workers in China
||Sep. 1996, Vol.38, No.9, p.906-911. 10 ref.
||Following large-scale spraying of the pesticide sodium pentachlorophenol (Na-PCP) salt over agricultural and lake areas in China in the 1970s, dioxin levels were determined in sprayers or handlers of Na-PCP, and in persons living in sprayed and non-sprayed areas. Blood and breast-milk samples were collected and pooled for dioxin analysis, and samples of lake sediment were analyzed. Levels of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) in human tissue were found to be low in China compared with more industrialized countries. However, environmental and human tissue samples from sprayed areas had PCDD/F levels and international dioxin toxic equivalent (I-TEQ) levels several times higher than those from non-sprayed areas.
||China; chlorinated dibenzodioxins; sodium pentachlorophenolate; exposure evaluation; pesticides; crop protection; chlorinated dibenzofurans
||determination in blood; environmental pollution
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; Germany; USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Phenols and phenolic compounds