Organochlorines, lead, and mercury in Akwesasne Mohawk youth.

  title={Organochlorines, lead, and mercury in Akwesasne Mohawk youth.},
  author={Lawrence M. Schell and Lech A Hubicki and Anthony P Decaprio and Mia V. Gallo and Julia Ravenscroft and Alice M Tarbell and Agnes M Jacobs and Dawn David and Priscilla Worswick},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={954 - 961}
Most humans have detectable body burdens of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), and p,p'-dichlorophenyldichloroethylene p,p'-DDE), a metabolite of p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). Native American communities may be at increased risk of exposure through subsistence-based diets and greater physical contact with contaminated soil and water. In this article we describe the levels of toxicants (PCBs, p,p'-DDE, HCB, mirex, lead, and mercury) among youth 10-17 years… CONTINUE READING


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