Current serum levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in phenoxy acid herbicide applicators and characterization of historical levels.

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BACKGROUND Workers who sprayed phenoxy acid herbicides, especially those who sprayed before 1975, may have been exposed to significant amounts of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), a potent animal carcinogen present in herbicide preparations as a contaminant. PURPOSE The aims of this study were (a) to determine serum levels of TCDD in a… (More)

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