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Epidemiological studies on cancer and exposure to dioxins and related compounds.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Pain and Occupational Centre, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Centre.
2003 (English)In: Dioxins and health / [ed] Arnold Schecter, Thomas A. Gasiewicz, Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2003, 2, 729-764 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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Now in its third edition, Dioxins and Healthis the most respected reference of its kind, presenting the latest scientific findings on dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls and related compounds, and their impact on human health. The book fully examines the many toxicological effects—including immunological, neurological, developmental, dermatological, and cardiological—these chemicals have on health.

This Third Editionhas been greatly expanded with the latest research findings on dioxins and related compounds. Moreover, it now includes coverage of other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and endocrine disruptors, including:

  • Brominated flame retardants, such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers and hexabromocyclododecane

  • Perfluorinated chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid

  • Other endocrine disrupting chemicals similar to POPs such as bisphenol A

Readers will also learn about the latest findings on the long-term impacts caused by the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam. Other chapters review the Seveso disaster in Italy and the Yusho and Yucheng rice oil poisoning incidents in Japan and Taiwan. In addition, there is a full chapter dedicated to the dioxin poisoning of former Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko.

All the chapters in the book have been written by leading international experts. References at the end of each chapter guide readers to the primary literature in the field.

Expertly organized in one volume, Dioxins and Health offers readers quick access to essential information about dioxins and related compounds written in clear, simple language that is accessible to not only scientists, clinicians and public health professionals, but also general readers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2003, 2. 729-764 p.
, Dioxins and Healt
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26685Local ID: 11252ISBN: 0-471-43355-1ISBN: 978-0-4714-3355-2OAI: diva2:247235
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2013-11-12Bibliographically approved

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