Biomonitoring of Human Exposure to Prestige Oil: Effects on DNA and Endocrine Parameters

@inproceedings{PrezCadaha2008BiomonitoringOH,
  title={Biomonitoring of Human Exposure to Prestige Oil: Effects on DNA and Endocrine Parameters},
  author={Beatriz P{\'e}rez-Cadah{\'i}a and Josefina Molina M{\'e}ndez and Eduardo P{\'a}saro and Anunciaci{\'o}n Lafuente and Teresa Cabaleiro and Blanca Laffon},
  booktitle={Environmental health insights},
  year={2008}
}
Since 1960, about 400 tankers spilled more than 377765 tons of oil, with the Prestige accident (Galician coast, NW Spain, November 2002) the most recent. Taking into account the consistent large number of individuals exposed to oil that exists all over the world, it seems surprising the absence in the literature of studies focused on the chronic effects of this exposure on human health. In this work we evaluated the level of DNA damage by means of comet assay, and the potential endocrine… CONTINUE READING