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Document ID (ISN)77010
CIS number 01-1124
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tuomisto J., Hagmar L.
Title Environmental health in the east Baltic region - Pesticides and persistent organic compounds
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.25, Suppl.3, p.65-71. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract Exposure to, and the potential effects of, pesticides and persistent organic pollutants in the East Baltic region are reviewed. Exposure of the average population to chlorinated compounds seems lower than in most of western Europe and current pesticide use is very low. The low exposure of the general population is indicated by low concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans and biphenyls in milk fat. However, some organic pesticides have been found at higher concentrations in Baltic countries and the St Petersburg area than in Norway. Thus the overall risk caused by pesticide residues and persistent organic compounds in the Baltic countries and northwestern Russia is low, but local sites of concern exist.
Descriptors (primary) Eastern Europe; polychlorinated biphenyls; organic compounds; health hazards; insecticides; environmental pollution; dioxins
Descriptors (secondary) Russian Federation; Europe; comparative study; neighbourhood populations; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland; Sweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals