Serum dioxin levels in Seveso, Italy, population in 1976.

  title={Serum dioxin levels in Seveso, Italy, population in 1976.},
  author={Larry L Grandjean Needham and Pier Mario Gerthoux and Donald J. Patterson and Paolo Brambilla and Wayman E. Turner and Claudio Beretta and James L. Pirkle and Lucia Colombo and Eric J. Sampson and Pierluigi Tramacere and Stefano Signorini and L Meazza and Vittorio Carreri and Richard J J Jackson and Paolo Mocarelli},
  journal={Teratogenesis, carcinogenesis, and mutagenesis},
  volume={17 4-5},
On July 10, 1976, an explosion at a chemical plant near Seveso, Italy, released a mixture of chemicals, including 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 2,4,5-trichlorophenol. As a result, several thousand people in the Seveso area may have been exposed to those chemicals. At that time, human exposure assessment was based primarily on soil levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Medical examinations of this potentially exposed population and control subjects were begun in 1976 and in… CONTINUE READING

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