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Main Title Epidemiological and toxicological studies of selected toxic substances /
Author Landau, Emanuel. ; Bahn, Anita K. ; Bialik, Ora ; Oler, Jacqueline ; Houten, Lorne
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Author Title of a Work
Keller, Jane E.
CORP Author American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Environmental Review Division, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/560/6-80/001; EPA-68-01-3859
Stock Number PB81-159675
Subjects Hazardous substances. ; Epidemiology. ; Toxicology. ; Ethylene dibromide. ; Polybrominated biphenyls. ; Polybrominated biphenyloxide. ; Acrylonitrile. ; Asbestos. ; Vinyl chloride.
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Bromine organic compounds ; Industrial medicine ; Assessments ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Epidemiology ; Hypothyroidism ; Exposure ; Polybrominated biphenyloxide ; Polybrominated biphenyls ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Occupational safety and health ; Toxic substances
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NTIS  PB81-159675 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 72 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
In August, 1978, a comprehensive medical evaluation was conducted on 42 out of 96 workers from a plant that manufactured decabromobiphenyl and decabromobiphenyl oxide and on 96 control workers from neighborhood industry not involving PBB use. The exposed workers were employed in a plant which manufactured only brominated products, where 96 regular employees had been employed since January 1973. PBB serum level were significantly higher among the exposed group than among the non-exposed group. An unexpectedly high prevalence of primary hypothyroidism was found among the PBB workers. Their sural sensory and peroneal motor velocities were significantly reduced when contrasted with controls. However, no significant dermatological, neurological or other adverse health effects were clinically demonstrated.
"March 1981; Project Officer: Jane E. Keller." Microfiche.
Contents Notes
Appendix E includes "Health assessment of occupational exposure to polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated biphenyloxide (PBBO)" by Anita K. Bahn. EPA 560/6-80-001.