TITLE

Dioxin contamination and poisoning

AUTHOR(S)
Weir, Erica
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/29/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 7, p873
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the epidemiology of sporadic cases of dioxin contamination and poisoning with an unknown source of exposure. Half-life of certain dioxins in humans; Factors that may lead to induce or suppress the transcription of numerous genes; Clinical management of dioxin poisoning; Actions that should be taken by physicians when faced with a patient who has acute dioxin poisoning.
ACCESSION #
16457565

 

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