Yusho Disease


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A mass poisoning which occurred in northern Kyushu, Japan, in 1968, caused by rice bran oil produced by Kanemi Company in Kyushu, which was contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs)
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Polychlorinated biphenyls, polychloronated dibenzo-p-dioxins, and polychlorinated dibenzofurans as endocrine we have learned from Yusho disease.
Japanese children with Yusho disease, from exposure to high levels of PCBs, showed a high frequency of respiratory symptoms (Nakanishi et al.
0 years, respectively, in patients with Yusho disease who consumed rice oil contaminated with PCDF and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) (10).