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Blood dyscrasias and childhood tumors and exposure to chlordane and heptachlor.

Authors
Infante-PF; Epstein-SS; Newton-WA
Source
Scand J Work, Environ & Health 1978 Jun; 4(2):137-150
NIOSHTIC No.
00107209
Abstract
Five case reports of neuroblastomas in children, and three cases each of acute leukemia and aplastic anemia associated with exposure to chlordane (57749) are reviewed. Prior literature is reviewed and 25 cases of blood dyscrasia associated with chlordane or heptachlor (76448) are cited. The environmental distribution of chlordane and heptachlor and their appearance in the food chain are reviewed. The authors note that attempts to survey pesticide workers have met with little success because of poor response rates and high turnover in the industry. Because of the environmental accumulation of the agents, humans may be exposed from conception throughout adult life. The authors recommend epidemiologic studies to evaluate health risks associated with both home and occupational uses of chlordane and heptachlor.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Biochemistry; Physiology; Toxicology; Chemical-properties; Cancer; Carcinogens
CODEN
SWEHDO
CAS No.
57-74-9; 76-44-8
Publication Date
19780601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0355-3140
Source Name
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
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