Title: Increased frequency of various forms of glucose intolerance in the population of selected areas of Eastern Slovakia chronically exposed to contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Klimeš, I. et al. (2003) Increased frequency of various forms of glucose intolerance in the population of selected areas of Eastern Slovakia chronically exposed to contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Klimeš, I. 
Other Authors/Producers: Koska, J., Ksinantova, L., Buckova, K., Cervenakova, Z. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/IV ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: A chemical plant in Eastern Slovakia produced between 1959-84 about 22 000 tons of PCBs and contaminated severely the area air, water and food chain. Few small studies indicated to an association between environmental contamination with dioxins and PCBs, and a raised appearance of dysglycemia and/or diabetes (DM). Aims: Thus we carried out a cross-sectional survey on the appearance of DM in this area in order to investigate a possible negative effect of a long-term PCB contamination on the carbohydrate metabolism. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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