Psychological effects upon exposure to polyhalogenated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans

Golka, K., Kiesswetter, E., Kieper, H., Blaszkewicz, M., Hallier, E., Thier, R., Sietmann, B., Bolt, H. M., & Seeber, A. (2000) Psychological effects upon exposure to polyhalogenated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans. Chemosphere, 40(9-11), pp. 1271-1275.

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Thirty workers who had been exposed to combustion products for several years due to testing of flame retarding qualities of building materials and 30 controls from the same facility were investigated. Concentrations found in samples taken from different places of the facility were up to 14,660 μg/kg for polybrominated dibenzofurans and up to 67.1 μg/kg for polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs). Physical examination, routine laboratory parameters, and blood fat concentrations of PCDDs and PCDFs revealed normal findings. Neurotoxic symptoms showed a weak tendency of overrepresentation among the exposed workers. The frequency of neurobehavioural symptoms increased significantly with trait anxiety independent of exposure to combustion products. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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ID Code: 77452
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: dibenzodioxin derivative, dibenzofuran derivative, polybrominated dibenzofuran, polychlorinated dibenzodioxin, adult, anxiety, article, building material, clinical article, combustion, female, human, lipid blood level, male, mental disease, neurotoxicity, occupational exposure, physical examination, Benzofurans, Flame Retardants, Halogens, Humans, Industrial Waste, Mental Disorders, Middle Aged, Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-6535(99)00379-3
ISSN: 0045-6535
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2014 00:39
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 00:39

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