|Document ID (ISN)||77010|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Tuomisto J., Hagmar L.
||Environmental health in the east Baltic region - Pesticides and persistent organic compounds
||1999, Vol.25, Suppl.3, p.65-71. Illus. 32 ref.
||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.
||Eastern Europe; polychlorinated biphenyls; organic compounds; health hazards; insecticides; environmental pollution; dioxins
||Russian Federation; Europe; comparative study; neighbourhood populations; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Sweden|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)