Plasma concentrations of persistent organochlorines in relation to thyrotropin and thyroid hormone levels in women

  title={Plasma concentrations of persistent organochlorines in relation to thyrotropin and thyroid hormone levels in women},
  author={Lars Hagmar and Lars Rylander and Eva Dyremark and Eva Klasson-Wehler and E M Erfurth},
  journal={International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
Objectives: There is a concern that persistent organohalogen toxicants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), might display endocrine-disrupting effects in exposed populations. In this study the correlations between PCBs and thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormone concentrations in plasma were assessed in adult women. Methods: The study group consisted of 182 fishermen's wives from the Swedish east coast, with a median age of 42 years (range 23–62) and a median current consumption of… 

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