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Main Title Dioxins and dibenzofurans in adipose tissue of U.S. Vietnam veterans and controls /
Author Kang, H. K. ; Watanabe, K. K. ; Breen, J. ; Remmers, J. ; Conomos, M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kang, Han K.
Stanley, John.
Flicker, Michele.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances. ;Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Epidemiology. ;Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Services and Research Administration : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-560/5-89-002
Stock Number PB91-167585
OCLC Number 22730543
Subjects Dioxins--Analysis ; Dibenzofurans--Analysis ; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--Health risk assessment--United States ; Adipose tissues--Analysis ; Adipose Tissue--chemistry ; Environmental Exposure ; Adipose Tissues--pathology ; Agent Orange ; Benzofurans--poisoning ; Dibenzofurans--Toxicology ; Dibenzofurans--Toxicology--United States ; Dioxins--poisoning ; Dioxins--Toxicology ; Dioxins--Toxicology--United States ; Veterans--United States
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Tetracholorodibenzodioxins ; Adipose tissue ; Dioxins ; Military personnel ; Exposure ; Comparative evaluations ; Health status ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Biological markers ; Agent Orange ; Dibenzofurans ; Vietnam veterans
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EHAM  RA1242.D55D57 1990 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 560-5-89-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/29/2014
EKBD  EPA-560/5-89-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/23/2012
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-89-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/560/5-89/002 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/26/1992
ERAD  EPA 560/5-89-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/22/1991
ESAD  EPA 560-5-89-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB91-167585 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : charts ; 28 cm
Concern about the adverse effects of exposure to Agent Orange is for the most part attributable to its toxic contaminant, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). A total of 40 Vietnam veterans, 80 non-Vietnam veterans and 80 civilian men were selected from males born between 1936 and 1954 and their adipose tissues were analyzed for 17 2,3,7,8-substituted dioxins and dibenzofurans. TCDD levels were log normally distributed and the mean level of 2,3,7,8-TCDD in adipose tissue of the Vietnam veterans (13.4 ppt) was not significantly different from that of the non-Vietnam veterans (12.5 ppt) or civilian men (15.8 ppt). Adjusting for demographic variables did not change the conclusions. The study results suggest that heavy exposure to Agent Orange for most Vietnam veterans was very unlikely and that there is no readily available and reliable indirect method of assessing exposure to Agent Orange for Vietnam veterans.
"August 1990." "Office of Toxic Substances Environmental Protection Agency." "Office of Environmental Epidemiology Department of Veterans Affairs." "John Stanley ... Midwest Research Institute." "Michele Flicker ... Leavenworth VA Medical Center." EPA report number should be EPA 560/5-89-002, per NSCEP's publication title list. Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-73, 2nd group).