Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Lead, and Mercury Are Associated with Liver Disease in American Adults: NHANES 2003–2004

@inproceedings{Cave2010PolychlorinatedBL,
  title={Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Lead, and Mercury Are Associated with Liver Disease in American Adults: NHANES 2003–2004},
  author={Matthew C. Cave and Savitri N. Appana and Mihir Patel and Keith Cameron Falkner and C J Mcclain and Guy N. Brock},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND High-level occupational exposures to some industrial chemicals have been associated with liver diseases, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the potential role of low-level environmental pollution on liver disease in the general population has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE We determined whether environmental pollutants are associated with an elevation in serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity and suspected NAFLD in U.S. adults. METHODS This cross… CONTINUE READING

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