Elevated dioxin blood levels in Russian chemical workers and their children following maternal exposure.
International symposium on chlorinated dioxins and related compounds. Vienna ATR, 1993/09/20.
Elevated dioxin levels in children of female workers with elevated dioxin body burden following workplace exposure has not been previously reported.
We previously reported elevation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, particularly 2,3,7,8-TCDD, in Russian male and female chemical production workers'blood.
Exposure is thought to have occurred in the early 1960s and blood was drawn in 1991. (1) Among those with elevated dioxin levels were women with grown children.
Since dioxins can be transferred transplacentally (2) and by nursing, (3,4) it was decided to see if a relationship existed between blood dioxin levels in mothers and their children.
Individual samples were obtained from factory office workers, production workers and their now adult offspring.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dibenzo-p-dioxine(2,3,7,8-tétrachloro), Exposition professionnelle, Russie, Eurasie, Taux, Sang, Homme, Mâle, Femelle, Enfant, Descendance, Industrie chimique, Epidémiologie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Russia, Eurasia, Rate, Blood, Human, Male, Female, Child, Progeny, Chemical industry, Epidemiology, Occupational medicine
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Code Inist : 002B03L06. Création : 09/06/1995.