Hexachlorobenzene exposure and the proportion of male births in Turkey 1935-1990.


Hexachlorobenzene (C(6)Cl(6), HCB) is a chemical that has been associated with significant immediate and long term adverse health effects in humans. It has been associated with both porphyria cutanea tarda and spontaneous abortions among survivors of widespread exposure in the 1950s in southeastern Turkey. HCB binds to the Ah receptor, albeit with lower… (More)


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