Serum dioxin concentrations and menstrual cycle characteristics.

@article{Eskenazi2002SerumDC,
  title={Serum dioxin concentrations and menstrual cycle characteristics.},
  author={Brenda Eskenazi and Marcella L Warner and Paolo Mocarelli and Steven Samuels and Larry L Grandjean Needham and Donald J. Patterson and Sheri A Lippman and Paolo Vercellini and Pier Mario Gerthoux and Paolo Brambilla and David W. Olive},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={156 4},
  pages={383-92}
}
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a widespread industrial environmental contaminant. Animal studies suggest that TCDD exposure alters the estrus cycle. Twenty years after a 1976 industrial explosion in Seveso, Italy, the authors interviewed female residents to determine whether there was an association between TCDD exposure and current menstrual cycle characteristics. The authors analyzed serum samples collected soon after the explosion to quantify individual TCDD levels. Among… CONTINUE READING
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