|Document ID (ISN)||77008|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Hemminki K., Veidebaum T.
||Environmental pollution and human exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the east Baltic region
||1999, Vol.25, Suppl.3, p.33-39. Illus. 24 ref.
||Environmental contamination and human exposure due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were surveyed in the east Baltic region. Polluted and heavily industrialized areas are upper Silesia in Poland, northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic, and the northeast part of Estonia. In Estonia the pollution is in a defined geographic area, where lung cancer incidence is higher than elsewhere. DNA adduct levels in white blood cells are increased in groups of residents with apparently only environmental exposure. By extrapolation, some 150 annual cancer cases could be predicted due to PAH in Silesia. Air levels of benzo[a]pyrene were increased in northern Bohemia. Further studies are needed to assess health risks of PAH exposures in central and eastern Europe.
||Eastern Europe; aromatic hydrocarbons; health hazards; polycyclic hydrocarbons; environmental pollution; lung cancer
||Poland; Europe; Czech Republic; Estonia; frequency rates; benzo(a)pyrene; exposure evaluation; extrapolation animal man; DNA
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Estonia; Sweden|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)