The Mortality Experience of Workers Exposed to 2,3,7,8‐Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in a Trichlorophenol Process Accident

@article{Collins1993TheME,
  title={The Mortality Experience of Workers Exposed to 2,3,7,8‐Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in a Trichlorophenol Process Accident},
  author={James J. Collins and M E Strauss and George J. Levinskas and Patrick R. Conner},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={4},
  pages={7–13}
}
Epidemiologic studies on dioxin, specifically 2,3,7,8-tetra-chlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), have not consistently found an increased cancer risk. This study examines mortality rates for 754 employees at a chemical plant after an accident in 1949 in which 122 workers developed chloracne from high exposure to TCDD. We also examined exposure to 4-aminobiphenyl, a potential bladder carcinogen. Although the numbers are small, and confounding factors cannot be ruled out, workers exposed to 4… Expand
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