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Does flying present a threat of polybrominated diphenyl ether exposure?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21124237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate possible exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in US professional airline workers.
METHODS: We recruited 30 healthy US professional airline workers who lived in the Dallas, Texas, area to test their blood PBDE levels. We examined the relationship between hours worked in an airplane and total PBDE blood levels.
RESULTS: Total PBDE blood levels from the 30 volunteers were unremarkable despite minor elevations of certain congeners in a few volunteers. No statistically significant correlations were noted between hours in airplanes in the past 1 or 5 years and levels of individual brominated diphenyl ethers congeners or total PBDEs.
CONCLUSIONS: We hypothesized that elevated PBDE levels in commercial aviation workers could be found associated with time spent in airliners. Our findings do not support such an association.
Arnold Schecter; Sarah Smith; Darrah Haffner; Justin Colacino; Noor Malik; Keyur Patel; T Robert Harris; Mathias Opel; Olaf Paepke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-15     Completed Date:  2011-04-22     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1230-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Halogenated Diphenyl Ethers / blood*
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure / analysis*
Grant Support
T42/CCT610417//PHS HHS; UL1 RR024982/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 RR024982-01/RR/NCRR NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Halogenated Diphenyl Ethers

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