Exposure assessment : Serum levels of TCDD in Seveso, Italy.
Health Conference'97 - Great Lakes/St. Lawrence. Montréal, PQ, CAN, 1997/05/12.
Accurate exposure assessment is an important step in both risk assessment and epidemiologic studies involving potential human exposure to environmental toxicants.
Various methods have been used to assess human exposure.
These methods include models based on one's temporal and spatial nearness to the source, environmental levels of toxicant, and biological measures.
We believe that the latter measure is the « gold standard. » In this article we present the serum 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-pdioxin levels in residents of the contaminated zones in Seveso, Italy, in 1976, and delineate these data by age and gender.
Some of these serum levels are among the highest ever reported and thus this population serves as a benchmark for comparison of human exposure and potential adverse health effects.
One such potential population is that population consuming potentially contaminated fish.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dibenzo-p-dioxine(2,3,7,8-tétrachloro), Contamination, Toxicité, Pollution sol, Italie, Europe, Santé et environnement, Consommation alimentaire, Détection, Taux, Homme, Sérum, Liquide biologique, Sexe, Age, Comparaison interindividuelle, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contamination, Toxicity, Soil pollution, Italy, Europe, Health and environment, Food intake, Detection, Rate, Human, Serum, Biological fluid, Sex, Age, Interindividual comparison, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0248501
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 16/11/1999.