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Persistent organic pollutants in food: public health implications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12388573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Persistent organic pollutants are a heterogeneous group of chemicals sharing a number a common properties, including long term persistence and diffusion in the environment, and bioaccumulation through the food chain. Animal experiments and epidemiological studies suggest that the most sensitive adverse effects, such as disturbances on metabolism, development, and reproductive system, may occur in the range of current human exposure. Although the potential cancer risk of persistent organic pollutants remains undefined, the implementation of actions to reduce the exposure to these substances, which mainly occurs through the diet, is important.
E Fattore; R Fanelli; C La Vecchia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of epidemiology and community health     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0143-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-21     Completed Date:  2002-12-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909766     Medline TA:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Exposure / analysis
Environmental Pollutants / adverse effects
Food Contamination / analysis*
Pesticide Residues / adverse effects*
Public Health*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Pesticide Residues
Comment On:
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2002 Nov;56(11):813-7   [PMID:  12388566 ]

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