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Main Title Broad Scan Analysis of Human Adipose Tissue. Volume 4. Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins (PCDDs) and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans (PCDFs).
Author Stanley, J. S. ;
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-02-3938 ;EPA-68-02-4252; MRI-8821-A(01); EPA/560/5-86/038;
Stock Number PB87-177234
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Humans ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tables(Data) ; Toxic substances ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ; Adipose tissue ; Clinical techniques
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NTIS  PB87-177234 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
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The U.S. EPA's Office of Toxic Substances (OTS) maintains a unique capability for monitoring human exposure to potential toxic substances through the National Human Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS). The primary focus for NHATS has been to document trends in human exposure to environmentally persistent contaminants, specifically, organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The report deals specifically with the measurement of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) in composited adipose tissue samples from the FY82 NHATS repository. The results of the study demonstrate that the EPA NHATS program is an effective vehicle for documenting the exposure of the general U.S. population to PCDDs and PCDFs. The analysis of the 46 composite samples prepared from the fiscal year 1982 NHATS repository establishes the prevalence of the 2,37,8- substituted tetra- through octachloro-PCDD and PCDF congeners in the U.S. population. The PCDD and PCDF levels are comparable to data presented from other studies that focus on samples collected in upstate New York, Canada, and Sweden.