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Main Title Chlorinated dioxins and furans in the general U.S. population : NHATS FY87 results /
Author Stanley, J. S. ; Orban., J.
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Author Title of a Work
Stanley, John S.
Orban, John.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-560/5-91-003; 68-DO-0137; 68-02-4292; EPA-68-02-4252; EPA-68-DO-0137; PB92180157
Stock Number PB92-180157
OCLC Number 25879263
Subjects Polychlorinated dibenzofurans
Additional Subjects Public health ; Environmental surveys ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ; Biological effects ; Bioassay ; United States ; Toxic substances ; Human populations ; Exposure ; Demography ; Statistical analysis ; Connective tissue ; Tissues(Biology) ; Chemical analysis ; Study estimates ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; National Human Adipose Tissue Survey
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EHAM  TD196.C5C54 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 560/5-91-003 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/30/1992 DISPERSAL
EJED  EPA 560/5-91-003 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/12/1992
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-91-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ESAD  EPA 560-5-91-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB92-180157 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
Population estimates of the average levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (dioxins or PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (furans or PCDF) were established using 865 human adipose tissue specimens collected in Fiscal Year 1987 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Human Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS). The specimens were composited into 48 unique samples prior to chemical analysis. Estimates of the national average concentrations of levels were made among subpopulations defined by the donors' geographic adipose tissue of the U.S. population was 5.38 pg/g (+ or - 0.32); however, the levels increase from 1.98 pg/g (+ or - 0.81) in children under 14 years of age to 9.40 pg/g (+ or - 0.38) in adults over 45 years old. Significant age effects were determined for all nine of the compounds which were present at quantifiable levels in greater than 90% of all samples. Statistically significant differences based on geographic regions were determined for estimated levels of 2,3,4,7,8-PCCDF with the highest levels in the northeast and the lowest levels in the west. There were no significant differences in the estimated levels from different sexes or race groups for any of the target analytes.
"Office of Toxic Substances." "Final report." "EPA-560/5-91-003"--Cover. "EPA contract no.: 68-DO-0137." "EPA contract no.: 68-02-4292." Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-151).