Traduction en anglais : Thyroid hormones in children from an area with a toxic waste incinerator and two control groups in south-Hessen, Germany.
As part of an environmental epidemiological study on potential exposure to a toxic waste incineration we investigated whether children in an area with a toxic waste incinerator (TWI) have different levels of thyroid hormones than children in two comparative regions.
The TWI region is situated in the Rhine valley (about 30km across) with low mountains on both sides.
Other industries such as a chemical plant are nearby, and several municipalities are located in the environment of these.
One comparative area 20km north is also industrially and agriculturally used, but has no incinerator (Rhine-Valley comparison group, RVC group).
South-East of the incinerator region in an area of low mountains (about 400 m high) we investigated the second comparison group (Odenwald comparison group, OWC group).
Altogether 671 children from 18 municipalities participated in 1994/95 (participation 61,5%). Blood samples were taken from 341 children, aged 7 to 10 years, living in non-smoking households or in households with only light smokers.
Serum levels of thyrotropin stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4), and free triiodothyronine (FT3) were analysed.
In a self-administered questionnaire for the parents, which was checked during the medical examination, we gathered information on age, gender, passive smoking, consumption of fish, as well as use of wood preservatives and pesticides at home. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Incinérateur, Déchet, Pollution air, Toxicité, Santé et environnement, Enfant, Homme, Thyroxine, Triiodothyronine, TSH, Hormone thyroïdienne, Thyroïde pathologie, Epidémiologie, Allemagne, Europe, Endocrinopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Incinerator, Wastes, Air pollution, Toxicity, Health and environment, Child, Human, Thyroxine, Triiodothyronine, TSH, Thyroid hormone, Thyroid diseases, Epidemiology, Germany, Europe, Endocrinopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0152141
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 21/07/1998.