Unformatted text preview: o PCBs The above POPs are persistent in both the human body and the environment They can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. They alter normal functioning of immune, nervous and endocrine systems and are carcinogenic Workers exposed to dioxins &amp; PCBs have elevated serum lipids, which is a major risk factor for CHD!...
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- Spring '07
- 15%, acute myocardial infarction, Persistent organic pollutant, hospital discharge rates