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Environmental health in the east Baltic region--pesticides and persistent organic compounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10546808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exposure to, and the potential effects of, pesticides and persistent organic pollutants in the East Baltic region are reviewed. Exposure of the average population to chlorinated compounds seems lower than in most of western Europe, and current pesticide use is very low. However, due to infrastructure failures and poor management controls, industrial hot spots and inadequate storage sites exist that cause high risks to small population fractions. The low exposure of the general population is indicated by low concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans and biphenyls in milk fat. Chlorophenol concentrations are also generally lower than in Scandinavia. Some organic pesticides have been found at higher concentrations in Baltic countries and the St. Petersburg area than in Norway, but the range is roughly similar to that in central Europe. Thus the overall risk caused by pesticide residues and persistent organic compounds in the Baltic countries and northwestern Russia is low, but local sites of concern exist.
J Tuomisto; L Hagmar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  25 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Toxicology, Division of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Baltic States
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Environmental Health*
Food Contamination*
Insecticides / adverse effects*,  blood
Pesticide Residues / adverse effects*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / adverse effects
Population Surveillance / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls

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