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This study evaluated residual congener patterns of dioxin/furan (=PCDD/DF) related to tactical herbicides aerially sprayed over the regions of southern Vietnam through Operation Ranch Hand. The study focused on Cam Chinh (CC) commune, Quang Tri province (an area sprayed with tactical herbicides), and the Cam Phuc (CP) commune, Ha Tinh province (a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to explore the impact of Agent Orange exposure for prostate cancer with a comparison of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels between a hotspot and a non-sprayed area. METHODS The study was conducted in Phu Cat district (hotspot) and Kim Bang district (non-sprayed), with a total of 101 men in the hotspot and 97(More)
OBJECTIVE Nearly 40 years after Agent Orange was last sprayed, we conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate the impact of dioxin exposure on salivary hormones in Vietnamese primiparae. Our previous studies found higher levels of salivary cortisol and cortisone in one of the most highly dioxin-contaminated areas, known as a "hot-spot", than in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The American-Vietnam War ended over 35 years ago, but dioxins still remain in human tissue and Vietnam's environment. The main objective of this study was to assess the correlation between dioxin concentration in soil, sediment and breast milk in one of the areas sprayed with herbicide, namely Cam Chinh commune, Quang Tri province, using a(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between dioxin concentrations in breast milk and the sister chromatid exchange (SCE) frequency in women from herbicide-sprayed and non sprayed areas. Blood samples were taken from 21 women with high TCDD (tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) levels from sprayed areas, 23 women with moderate TCDD levels from(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the association between dioxin concentrations in breast milk and food group intake in herbicide-sprayed and nonsprayed areas in Vietnam. METHODS This survey was conducted in August 2007 in sprayed and nonsprayed areas, respectively. The interviews were performed using a questionnaire to obtain information on personal characteristics(More)
  • Dang Duc Nhuab, Teruhiko Kidoa, +17 authors Ke Son
  • 2010
Salivary cortisol and cortisone levels, and breast milk dioxin concentrations in Vietnamese primiparas Dang Duc Nhuab; Teruhiko Kidoa; Rie Naganumaa; Hiroyuki Suzukia; Naoko Kurodaa; Seijiro Honmac; Pham The Taid; Shoko Maruzenid; Muneko Nishijod; Hideaki Nakagawad; Nguyen Ngoc Hungb; Le Thi Hong Thomb; Le Ke Sone a School of Health Sciences, College of(More)
We determined polychlorinated dibenzodioxin (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) levels in breast milk of 143 primiparae living around the three most dioxin-contaminated areas of Vietnam. The women sampled lived in the vicinity of former U.S. air bases at Bien Hoa (n=51), Phu Cat (n=23), and Da Nang (n=69), which are known as dioxin hotspots.(More)
Several decades after herbicide spraying ceased, dioxin concentrations in both the environment and humans remain elevated in the sprayed areas of South Vietnam. Human breast milk is a good internal exposure indicator for estimating an individual’s dioxin level. The concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans(More)
A recent study found an inverse correlation between serum TCDD levels and serum testosterone in the US veterans, while there is little known on the dioxin and steroid hormones about Vietnamese men. We collected blood samples from 48 men who had resided in a hotspot when exposure happened and 38 men in a non-sprayed area. Some steroid hormones levels showed(More)