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Environmental health risk assessment of dioxin exposure through foods in a dioxin hot spot-Bien Hoa City, Vietnam.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20623031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study used the Australian Environmental Health Risk Assessment Framework to assess the human health risk of dioxin exposure through foods for local residents in two wards of Bien Hoa City, Vietnam. These wards are known hot-spots for dioxin and a range of stakeholders from central government to local levels were involved in this process. Publications on dioxin characteristics and toxicity were reviewed and dioxin concentrations in local soil, mud, foods, milk and blood samples were used as data for this risk assessment. A food frequency survey of 400 randomly selected households in these wards was conducted to provide data for exposure assessment. Results showed that local residents who had consumed locally cultivated foods, especially fresh water fish and bottom-feeding fish, free-ranging chicken, duck, and beef were at a very high risk, with their daily dioxin intake far exceeding the tolerable daily intake recommended by the WHO. Based on the results of this assessment, a multifaceted risk management program was developed and has been recognized as the first public health program ever to have been implemented in Vietnam to reduce the risks of dioxin exposure at dioxin hot-spots.
Authors:
Tran Thi Tuyet-Hanh; Le Vu-Anh; Nguyen Ngoc-Bich; Thomas Tenkate
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental research and public health     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1660-4601     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2010-10-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238455     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2395-406     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hanoi School of Public Health, Hanoi, Vietnam. tth2@hsph.edu.vn
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dioxins / pharmacokinetics,  toxicity*
Environmental Exposure*
Environmental Pollutants / pharmacokinetics,  toxicity*
Food Contamination*
Humans
Risk Assessment*
Vietnam
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dioxins; 0/Environmental Pollutants
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