EPIDEMIOLOGY OF POPULATIONS EXPOSED TO DIOXINS.

M. A. Fingerhut, M. H. Sweeney, W. E. Halperin, T. M. Schnorr

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Abstract

A historical review of studies of human exposure to dioxin-contaminated substances is presented, with emphasis on 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD). Exposed populations include production workers, herbicide sprayers, persons exposed to Agent Orange, and residents of Missouri, U. S. A. and Seveso, Italy. Published medical reports have described chloracne, asthenia, neurological problems, and hepatotoxicity, but some of these studies have not had adequate comparison populations. Some recent epidemiologic studies have concluded that no outcomes could be attributed to dioxin exposure, but others have found associations of exposure with soft tissue sarcoma, lymphoma, nasal and stomach cancer. These studies are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS Symposium Series
PublisherACS
Pages142-161
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)084121025X, 9780841210257
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering

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