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Risk factors affecting blood PCDDs and PCDFs in residents living near an industrial incinerator in Korea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16788748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The contamination sources of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), such as industrial incinerators, can potentially change the blood levels and isomer patterns of PCDD/DFs in residents living near the incinerators. In this study, we estimated whether the blood levels and isomer patterns of PCDD/DFs in residents living near an incinerator were affected by its presence and investigated factors that characterize the risk of high exposure to PCDD/DFs in the area. We estimated the blood levels and homologue patterns of PCDD/DFs in a group of 40 residents living within 5 km of an industrial incinerator and in a group of 20 residents living 20 km away from an incinerator. We cannot assert that the operation of incinerator facilities was only cause of increased PCDD/DFs in these residents; however, the operation of incinerator facilities in agricultural areas increased PCDD/DF exposure to individuals. The group living next to the industrial incinerator especially represented the typical isomer pattern in which the proportions of OCDDs were lower and those of PCDFs higher than those in the other groups. The high-risk population with increased blood levels of PCDD/DFs included those who had lived longer in the contaminated area as well as those who frequently ate contaminated foods.
Authors:
J H Leem; D S Lee; J Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-06-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0090-4341     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-28     Completed Date:  2006-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357245     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Medicine, Inha University Hospital, 206-7 Third Street Shinheung-dong, Jung-ku, Incheon 400-103, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Air / analysis*,  standards
Air Pollutants / blood*
Benzofurans / blood*
Environmental Monitoring*
Humans
Incineration*
Korea
Residence Characteristics
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives*,  blood
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Benzofurans; 0/chlorinated dibenzofurans; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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