• Corpus ID: 33528055


  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
Introduction In 1985, the Great Lakes Water Quality Board identified persistent toxic pollutants as the principal issue confronting the Great Lakes, and developed a list of eleven “Critical Pollutants” deserving an early focus by remedial action programs. This newsletter continues the examination of recent medical literature on selected persistent organic pollutants from this list, including DDT, dieldrin, and hexachlorobenzene. Recent literature includes mortality studies for organochlorine… 



Chlorinated hydrocarbons in fat tissue: Analyses of residues in healthy children, tumor patients, and malformed children

The content of chlorinated hydrocarbons was determined by means of capillary column gas chromatography in samples of fat tissue from 183 healthy children, 46 children with malignant tumors and 33 children with benign tumors or congenital malformations, so that the CHC exposure cannot be reduced by a change of domicile within West Germany (FRG).

A comparison of the concentrations of certain chlorinated hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in bone marrow and fat tissue of children and their concentrations in breast milk.

  • J. ScheeleM. TeufelK. Niessen
  • Chemistry
    Journal of environmental pathology, toxicology and oncology : official organ of the International Society for Environmental Toxicology and Cancer
  • 1995
The concentrations in bone marrow of children with the concentrations in breast milk found approximately fourfold higher concentrations for the most highly chlorinated PCB congener no. 180, but only threefold higher concentration for PCB 138 and 153 and the DDT-metabolites.

Mortality study of workers employed at organochlorine pesticide manufacturing plants.

There were too few deaths in this study on which to draw any meaningful conclusions and it is recommended that these cohorts be followed for several more years and the mortality patterns be reexamined.

Chlorinated hydrocarbons in human bone marrow of healthy individuals and leukemia patients.

In this pilot study, concentrations of chlorinated hydrocarbons in bone marrow were determined by capillary-column gas chromatography and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and its derivatives occurred in the highest concentrations.

manufacturing plants - an update

  • Scand. J. Work Env. Health 1992;18:155-61
  • 1995

effects and mortality of workers engaged in the manufacture and formulation of the insecticides aldrin and dieldrin. Toxicol

  • Occup. Env. Med.1997;54:702-707
  • 1997