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Main Title Baseline estimates and time trends for [beta]-BHC, HCB and PCBs in human adipose tissue 1970-1983 /
Author Mack, Gregory A.
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Mohadjer, Leyla.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH. ;Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD. Research Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher [U.S. Evironmental Protection Agency],
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 560/5-85-025; NHATS-SS-01; 68-01-6721; EPA-68-01-6721
Stock Number PB86-161759
OCLC Number 28695753
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Hexachlorobenzene ; Adipose tissues
Additional Subjects Surveys ; Humans ; Public health ; Tissues(Biology) ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Trends ; Baseline data ; Toxic substances ; Adipose tissue ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Benzene/hexachloro ; Hexachloride/beta-benzene
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EHAM  QP88.15EPA-560 5-85-025 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-85-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/08/2011
EJBD  EPA 560-5-85-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/04/2013
EJDD  EPA 560/5-85-025 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 10/09/1998
NTIS  PB86-161759 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 72 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
The National Human Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS) is an on-going annual program to collect and chemically analyze adipose tissue specimens from a representative national sample of autopsied cadavers and surgical patients. The objective of the program is to estimate baseline levels and time trends for the presence of toxic chemicals in the adipose tissue of the U.S. population. This report presents the results of a statistical analysis conducted on three specific chemicals: Beta-benzene hexachloride (beta-BHC), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The results are based on NHATS data collected between 1970 and 1983. The results include baseline estimates of the percentages of the population having detectable levels of these compounds in their adipose tissue as well as estimates of the mean and median levels. Estimates are given separately for various demographic groups and geographic regions of the country as well as national estimates. Results of the analysis indicate that nearly 100 percent of the population have detectable levels of these compounds in their adipose tissue. However, the actual levels of these compounds are either decreasing or remaining nearly constant.
"Prepared for Design and Development Branch, Field Studies Branch, Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." "EPA 560/5-85-025." "September 30, 1985." "Contract no. 68-01-6721."