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Comparison of findings among residents on Michigan dairy farms and consumers of produce purchased from these farms.
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PMID:  209961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Consumers who had purchased farm products from both quarantined and nonquarantined farms were examined during the cross-sectional clinical survey of 1,029 Michigan residents. Since PBB had inadvertently contaminated cattle and other farm animals, ingestion of meat, milk, eggs and other farm products was thought to have possibly resulted in significant PBB body burdens in some consumers. Findings were considered in comparison with those made among farm residents. Prevalence of symptoms in consumers of farm products from quarantined farms (CQ) was similar to that found in farmers on quarantined farms (FQ); the prevalence was lower in consumers of products from nonquarantined farms (CNQ). Liver function abnormalities were found with similar prevalence in dairy farmers and consumers. Distribution, mean and median values of PBB serum levels in consumers were found to be similar to those of dairy farmers. These results indicate that significant body burdens of PBB had been accumulated by some consumers of farm products in Michigan and that prevalence of symptoms and liver function abnormalities resembled those found among dairy farm residents.
R Lilis; H A Anderson; J A Valciukas; S Freedman; I J Selikoff
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Type:  Journal Article    
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Title:  Environmental health perspectives     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0091-6765     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Health Perspect.     Publication Date:  1978 Apr 
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Created Date:  1978-10-27     Completed Date:  1978-10-27     Revised Date:  2010-09-02    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0330411     Medline TA:  Environ Health Perspect     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biphenyl Compounds / poisoning*
Dairy Products / poisoning*
Digestive System / drug effects
Food Contamination*
Liver / drug effects
Musculoskeletal System / drug effects
Nervous System / drug effects
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced
Polybrominated Biphenyls / blood,  poisoning*
Rural Population
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biphenyl Compounds; 0/Polybrominated Biphenyls

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Environ Health Perspect
ISSN: 0091-6765
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Print publication date: Month: 4 Year: 1978
Volume: 23First Page: 105 Last Page: 109
ID: 1637456
PubMed Id: 209961

Comparison of findings among residents on Michigan dairy farms and consumers of produce purchased from these farms.
R Lilis
H A Anderson
J A Valciukas
S Freedman
I J Selikoff

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