"Agent Orange" is a weed-killer containing the most toxic dioxin (TCDD) which was used in large amounts during the Vietnam War as a defoliant.
Health Problems Of American Women Veterans Of The Vietnam War
Linda Spoonster Schwartz, Yale School of Medicine, Pawcatuck, USA
Baltic Fish Causes Reduced Fertility And Lower Birth Weight
There seems to be a link between reduced fertility and large consumption of fish from the Baltic Sea, contaminated with organic toxic pollutants such as PCB. This mainly applies to women who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day. However, only a minor link was found between the consumption of Baltic Sea fish and infertility.Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
Another study found that women that grew up in fishing villages on the Swedish east coast, who also frequently eat fish from the Baltic Sea, run an increased risk of having children with low birth weight.
Consumption of contaminated fish is one of the major exposure routes of organic pollutants, such as PCB, for people in Sweden.
Times To Pregnance And Miscarriages In Women With A High Dietary Intake Of POC-Contaminated Fish
Lowered Birthweight Among Infants Born To Women With High Intake Of Fish Contaminated With POC
Lars Rylander, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Two sessions during Dioxin'98 deal with endocrine disruptive pollutants. Among other things, the thyroid hormone system, which regulates metabolism will be discussed.
New Findings Regarding Possible Health Effects Of Common Brominated Flame Retardants
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