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PCDD and PCDF exposures in workers and controls living near an industrial waste incinerator

Authors
 Yunje Kim  ;  Sae Hun Yang  ;  Myungsoo Kim  ;  Dong Chun Shin 
Citation
 Chemosphere, Vol.43(4-7) : 985-987, 2001 
Journal Title
 Chemosphere 
ISSN
 0045-6535 
Issue Date
2001
Abstract
This study measured the levels of 17 congeners of PCDDs/PCDFs in serum to compare the levels between potentially exposed workers at an industrial waste incinerator and any residents with no known exposures. The 1,2,3,6,7,8- and 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD were detected in serum of workers but in controls. Likewise, 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF, 1,2,3,6,7,8- and 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF were detected only in serum of workers. The international toxic equivalent (TEQ) levels of PCDDs/PCDFs in sera of workers are much higher than in controls. Among PCDDs, the proportion of total concentration and TEQ level is dominated predominantly by 1,2,3,6,7,8- and 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD. We need extensive studies to estimate human exposure and are continuing this investigation.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/142579
DOI
10.1016/S0045-6535(00)00459-8
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실)
Yonsei Authors
신동천(Shin, Dong Chun)
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