Estimation of reference values for dioxin, furan, and PCB congener concentrations for the Australian population

Aylward, Lesa, Toms, Leisa-Maree, & Mueller, Jochen (2012) Estimation of reference values for dioxin, furan, and PCB congener concentrations for the Australian population. In Mueller, Jochen & Gaus, Caroline (Eds.) Organohalogen Compounds, International Advisory Board and, Cairns, QLD.

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Population-representative data for dioxin and PCB congener concentrations are available for the Australian population based on measurements in age- and gender-specific serum pools.1 Such data provide a basis for characterizing the mean concentrations of these compounds in the population, but do not provide information on the inter-individual variation in serum concentrations that may exist in the population within an age- and gender-specific group. Such variation may occur due to inter-individual differences in long-term exposure levels or elimination rates. Reference values are estimates of upper percentiles (often the 95th percentile) of measured values in a defined population that can be used to evaluate data from individuals in the population in order to identify concentrations that are elevated, for example, from occupational exposures.2 The objective of this analysis is to estimate reference values corresponding to the 95th percentile (RV95s) for Australia on an age-specific basis for individual dioxin-like congeners based on measurements in serum pools from Toms and Mueller (2010).

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ID Code: 57849
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: dioxin, furan, Australian population, reference values
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2013 22:24
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 22:11

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