To permit new epidemiologic studies of the effects of dioxin on humans in Vietnam, we evaluated a model for quantifying exposure to Agent Orange (exposure index) based on the residential histories of 27 Vietnamese subjects and on information about spraying from the U.S. Army records (Herbs Tape) and compared this index to the dioxin levels measured in the subjects'adipose tissue.
The mean dioxin level was 7.8 ppt, and dioxin and furan isomer profiles were similar to those already reported in industrialized countries.
In addition, there was a highly significant correlation between the levels of almost all the isomers, whatever their degree of chlorination.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dibenzo-p-dioxine(2,3,7,8-tétrachloro), Arme chimique, Polluant, Environnement, Vietnamien, Vietnam, Asie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Taux, Tissu adipeux, Evaluation, Exposition, Autochtone, Etude statistique, Agent orange
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical warfare agent, Pollutant, Environment, Vietnamese, Vietnam, Asia, Epidemiology, Human, Rate, Adipose tissue, Evaluation, Exposure, Autochtonous, Statistical study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0501010
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 199501.