Serum levels of PCDDs and PCDFs among workers exposed to 2,3,7,8-TCDD contaminated chemicals

LA Piacitelli, M. Haring Sweeney, MA Fingerhut, DG Patterson, WE Turner, LB Connally, KK Wille, B. Tompkins

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Abstract

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) collected serum from workers exposed to chemicals contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and from unexposed referents. A subset of serum samples were analyzed for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs). In addition to a marked difference in serum levels between workers and referents for 2,3,7,8-TCDD, there was a small but significant difference for 2,3,7,8-PnCDF and 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF. Funding was received for this study from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalChemosphere
Volume25
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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