IMPACT OF BODY-MASS INDEX AND AGE ON THE BLOOD-CONCENTRATION OF PCDD/PCDF OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN

T PLESS, F SCHNEIDER, M STEINER, W KARMAUS

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Abstract

An analysis of the association between PCDD/PCDF blood concentration and body-mass-index as well as age for 14 adults and 27 children is presented. Children between 6 and 16 years show lower values of TEQ [NATO/CCMS] compared with adults. There is a negative association between PCDD/PCDF blood concentration and body--mass-index. The equation for the calculation of the age and body-mass-index adjusted reference-values resulting from the data is: log TEQ = 1.39 + 0.018 * age [years] --0.227 * body - mass - index [gram/cm2]. Data of background blood concentration as well as blood concentration data of exposed populations should be adjusted for age and body-mass-index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1118
Number of pages10
JournalChemosphere
Volume26
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993

Keywords

  • PCDD/PCDF
  • BLOOD LEVELS
  • BODY BURDEN
  • AGE
  • BODY MASS INDEX
  • REFERENCE VALUES
  • HUMAN ADIPOSE-TISSUE
  • DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS
  • HUMAN-MILK
  • SAMPLES
  • EXPOSURE
  • FURANS
  • PCDD

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