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Pollutant Risks Remain

Pollutant Risks Remain Despite substantial reductions in emissions from such well-known pollutants as polychlorinated biphenyl and dioxin, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has warned that health dangers from pollutants have hardly been eliminated. In a new report called Monitor 16, agency researchers warn of the potential for health risks from newer pollutants, including brominated flame retardants that are used in electrical equipment. The new report, which describes 10 years of Swedish research on persistent organic pollutants, was released in mid August, just a week before hundreds of scientists from around the world were scheduled to meet in Stockholm for the Dioxin '98 conference on organic pollutants. For more information on Monitor 16 and persistent organic pollutants, send e-mail to Niklas.Johansson@environ.se or to Claes.Bernes@environ.se. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Pollutant Risks Remain

JAMA , Volume 280 (10) – Sep 9, 1998

Pollutant Risks Remain

Abstract

Despite substantial reductions in emissions from such well-known pollutants as polychlorinated biphenyl and dioxin, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has warned that health dangers from pollutants have hardly been eliminated. In a new report called Monitor 16, agency researchers warn of the potential for health risks from newer pollutants, including brominated flame retardants that are used in electrical equipment. The new report, which describes 10 years of Swedish research on...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.280.10.873-JWM80006-4-1
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Abstract

Despite substantial reductions in emissions from such well-known pollutants as polychlorinated biphenyl and dioxin, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has warned that health dangers from pollutants have hardly been eliminated. In a new report called Monitor 16, agency researchers warn of the potential for health risks from newer pollutants, including brominated flame retardants that are used in electrical equipment. The new report, which describes 10 years of Swedish research on persistent organic pollutants, was released in mid August, just a week before hundreds of scientists from around the world were scheduled to meet in Stockholm for the Dioxin '98 conference on organic pollutants. For more information on Monitor 16 and persistent organic pollutants, send e-mail to Niklas.Johansson@environ.se or to Claes.Bernes@environ.se.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 9, 1998

Keywords: dioxins,flame retardants,polychlorinated biphenyls,tetrachlorodibenzodioxin,united states environmental protection agency

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