Serum levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in pulp and paper mill workers

Allison Tepper, Susan Burt, Laurie Piacitelli, Donald G. Patterson

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Abstract

Serum levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) among 46 long-term workers at a pulp and paper mill were compared to the levels in 16 community residents who newer worked at the mill. Overall, there were no appreciable differences among the three exposure groups (community resident, low-exposure-potential worker, high-exposure-potential worker) for specific PCDDs or PCDFs. Neither exposure group nor duration in high-exposure-potential jobs was related to total toxic equivalents (I-TEQ). Serum levels of PCDDs and PCDFs in this study generally were within the range previously reported for persons with no known occupational exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1587-1603
Number of pages17
JournalChemosphere
Volume34
Issue number5-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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