TITLE

Human Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls at Toxic Waste Sites: Investigations in the United States

AUTHOR(S)
Stehr-Green, Paul A.; Burse, Virlyn W.; Welty, Edith
PUB. DATE
November 1988
SOURCE
Archives of Environmental Health;Nov/Dec88, Vol. 43 Issue 6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the human exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls at toxic waste sites in the United States. Elevation of serum levels; Contamination of maritime food chain; Assessment of long-term potential health risk.
ACCESSION #
5023817

 

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