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Epidemiologic studies of PCB congener profiles in North American fish consuming populations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15845220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long range atmospheric and stream transport and oceanic currents drive the ecologic process of PCB deposition in the abiotic environment. In contrast short range transport via bioaccumulation-biomagnification up the food chain determines PCB congener profiles and concentrations and their adverse effects in biological organisms. Two research approaches to congeners, with potential to associate specific adverse human health effects with PCB concentrations in indigenous small populations, are summarized in this study. The field epidemiological approach includes giving questionnaires to target population groups in conjunction with sampling for PCBs (and selected persistent organic pollutants and metals), in foods purchased or hunted and collected by Inuit peoples. Direct determination of contaminant levels in food sources and among individuals in selected comparative subpopulations is also presented.
Arthur Chiu; Jefferson Beaubier; Jessica Chiu; Laurie Chan; Shawn Gerstenberger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental science and health. Part C, Environmental carcinogenesis & ecotoxicology reviews     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1059-0501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Sci Health C Environ Carcinog Ecotoxicol Rev     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-22     Completed Date:  2005-05-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9317093     Medline TA:  J Environ Sci Health C Environ Carcinog Ecotoxicol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Center for Environment Assessment, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection, Agency, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arctic Regions / epidemiology
Canada / epidemiology
Environmental Monitoring
Epidemiologic Studies
Food Chain
Food Contamination* / analysis,  statistics & numerical data
Fresh Water
Indians, North American
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis,  blood*,  metabolism
United States / epidemiology
Water Pollutants, Chemical / blood*,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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