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NFS301-CHD & POPs - o PCBs The above POPs are...

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Coronary Heart Disease in association with living in a community near a Superfund site Patients in study living in ZIP codes near persistent organic pollutants (POPs) indicated: o 15% increase in CHD hospital discharge rates o 20% increase in AMI hospital discharge rates (AMI= Acute Myocardial Infarction) POPs of special concern include: o Dioxins/ furans o DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
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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 & PCBs have elevated serum lipids, which is a major risk factor for CHD!...
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