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Main Title Determinants of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs), and Dichlorodiphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT) Levels in the Sera of Young Children.
Author Jacobson, J. L. ; Humphrey, H. E. B. ; Jacobson, S. W. ; Schantz, S. L. ; Mullin, M. D. ;
CORP Author Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. ;Michigan Dept. of Public Health, Lansing. Center for Environmental Health Sciences.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Grosse Ile, MI. Large Lakes Research Station.;National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-R-80852010 ;PHS-ES-03256; EPA/600/J-89/430;
Stock Number PB90-264813
Additional Subjects Blood chemical analysis ; DDT ; Children ; Michigan ; Public health ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds ; Polybromobiphenyl compounds ; Human milk ; Cohort studies ; Environmental pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-264813 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Serum samples from 285 4-year old Michigan children were evaluated for levels of 11 environmental contaminants. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in half the samples tested; polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) in 13-21%; dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT), in more than 70%. Nursing (Mothers' milk) was the principal source of these exposures. Congener-specific analysis documented the presence of at least one highly toxic PCB congener, 2,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl. The data demonstrate the multigenerational impact of female exposure to persistent organic environmental contaminants. (Copyright (c) 1989 American Journal of Public Health).