||Dioxins and dibenzofurans in adipose tissue of U.S. Vietnam veterans and controls /
Kang, H. K. ;
Watanabe, K. K. ;
Breen, J. ;
Remmers, J. ;
||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.
|| U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Services and Research Administration : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--Health risk assessment--United States. ;
Adipose tissues--Analysis. ;
Adipose Tissue--pathology. ;
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans--Health risk assessment--United States
Adipose tissue ;
Military personnel ;
Comparative evaluations ;
Health status ;
Biological markers ;
Agent Orange ;
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||177 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Shipping list no.: 90-705-P. "August 1990." Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-73, 2nd group). "EPA 560/5-89-002"--Report documentation page. Item 985. Microfiche.