Workshop on perinatal exposure to dioxin-like compounds. V. Immunologic effects.

Abstract:

:The immune system comprises a highly integrated network of multiple tissues and cell types with complicated interactions and effects. It is modulated by the endocrine and nervous systems and there is growing realization of its multifunctionality. The session focusing on immunologic effects of dioxin and related compounds following prenatal exposure involved a review of the immunotoxic effects that have been reported for polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), a discussion of species differences in responses, and development of the immune system, and data from two ongoing epidemiological studies comparing the immune status of children exposed to higher-than-average concentrations of PHAHs both prenatally and lactationally.

authors

Birnbaum LS

doi

10.1289/ehp.95103s2157

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1995-03-01 00:00:00

pages

157-60

eissn

0091-6765

issn

1552-9924

journal_volume

103 Suppl 2

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