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Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins is associated with changes in the T-cell lymphocyte population in healthy Dutch infants. We investigated whether these changes persist into later childhood and whether background exposure to PCBs and dioxins is associated with the prevalence of infectious or allergic diseases and humoral(More)
Food is the major source for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and dioxin accumulation in the human body. Therefore, investigating food habits from early ages until reproductive age (25 years) is important in order to assess exposure risk for the next generation. The objective of this study was to assess the PCB/dioxin exposure and the relative contribution of(More)
such compounds has been described in infants (3) and in offspring of rhesus monkeys (4), as exemplified by 2,3,7,8-tetra-chlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). For example, the half-life for nonmetabolic elimination of TCDD has been calculated to be 0.42 years in newborns, which is substantially shorter than in adults (3). From TCDD data collected over more than 15(More)
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