organochlorines


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organochlorines


organochlorines poisoning
cause excitement and irritability, tremor, ataxia, weakness, paralysis, convulsions.
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At ppt and ppq concentrations, we are now running into the problem of finding trace organochlorines virtually everywhere we look.
Unfortunately, the same stability that prevents organochlorines from decomposing in the environment has also made them cornerstones of modern industrial chemistry.
Organochlorines are persistent and tend not to break down.
And given that organochlorines have been part of our world only since World War II--that they entered our environment with the postwar expansion of the chlorine and petrochemical industries--it's also not surprising a woman today has twice the chance of getting breast cancer that her mother had.
Like the earlier studies, this research didn't prove that organochlorines cause human breast cancer, but it certainly raised the possibility and cried out for follow-up studies.
Many of the standards are reasonable, he said, but there should be another look at those dealing with organochlorines and dioxins to ensure they are reasonable, scientific and based on valid risk assessments.
The main purpose of the present study was to assess the association between prenatal exposure to persistent organochlorines [i.
Washington, Jan 9 ( ANI ): Men exposed to organochlorine chemicals in the environment may be at higher risk of sperm abnormalities, a new study has revealed.
In multivariate analyses of men overall and of men with older-onset PD, only organochlorine insecticides remained associated with PD after adjusting for other pesticide families that the men had been exposed to.
Organochlorines (OCs) are defined as a heterogeneous group of manmade organic compounds that contain covalently bonded chlorine atoms (Hoffman, 1996).
Analyses later confirmed that traces of these organochlorines wound up in the meat of animals that had eaten the feed and become ill.
That's too bad for us women, since some of the chemicals in pesticides, called organochlorines, act exactly like estrogen in the body.