The human health effects of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and PCBS (polychlorinated biphenyls) and an overview of organochlorines in public health.

@article{Longnecker1997TheHH,
  title={The human health effects of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and PCBS (polychlorinated biphenyls) and an overview of organochlorines in public health.},
  author={Matthew P. Longnecker and Walter J. Rogan and George W. Lucier},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={18},
  pages={
          211-44
        }
}
Organochlorines are a diverse group of persistent synthetic compounds, some of which are detectable in nearly everyone. Many organochlorines are endocrine disruptors or carcinogens in experimental assays. p,p'-DDE (dichlorodiphenyl-dichloroethene) and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) comprise the bulk of organochlorine residues in human tissues. We reviewed relevant human data cited in the 1991-1995 Medline database and elsewhere. High-level exposure to selected organochlorines appears to cause… Expand
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