Title: PCBs and organochlorine pesticide exposure of Slovak population 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Jursa, S. et al. (2003) PCBs and organochlorine pesticide exposure of Slovak population. 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: Jursa, S. 
Other Authors/Producers: Drobna, B., Petrik, J., Kočan, A., Conka, K. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/VI ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: About thousand blood samples were taken from contaminated area (Michalovce district - 1009 samples, 434 male and 575 female), and approximately equal number of samples from background area (Stropkov and Svidnik districts - 1038 samples, 402 male and 636 female) in Slovakia for PCB and organochlorine pesticides analysis. The sampling was carried out from August 20, 2001 till November 15, 2001. The whole blood samples (9 mL) taken after fasting underwent centrifugation and serum was transferred into vials and stored till the date of shipment at –18 oC to the laboratory. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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