Dioxin/polychlorinated biphenyl body burden, diabetes and endometriosis: findings in a population-based study in Belgium.

@article{Fierens2003DioxinpolychlorinatedBB,
  title={Dioxin/polychlorinated biphenyl body burden, diabetes and endometriosis: findings in a population-based study in Belgium.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Fierens and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Mairesse and J F Heilier and Claire de Burbure and J F Focant and Gauthier Eppe and Edwin De Pauw and Alfred Bernard},
  journal={Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={529-34}
}
Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent organic pollutants widely distributed in the food chain, which is the main source of human exposure. Their effects on human health at background exposure levels are still poorly understood. Recent epidemiological evidence suggests a possible association between these pollutants and diabetes. We report here the results of a population-based study in Belgium on 257 (142 women and 115 men) environmentally exposed subjects, including 10… CONTINUE READING