Recent trend of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and their related compounds in the blood and sebum of Yusho and Yu Cheng patients

Chemosphere. 1999 Feb;38(5):981-93. doi: 10.1016/s0045-6535(98)00360-9.


We investigated the levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and their related compounds in blood and sebum from Yusho and Yu-Cheng patients and findings compared with those of normal subjects. Concentrations of these compounds in blood and sebum still were obviously reflected the chemical concentration in the causal rice oil ingested 17 or 26 years since the outbreak. In addition, sebum form the body surface was the most useful sample for monitoring the amount of chemicals contaminating the human body.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Humans
  • Incineration
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Linear Models
  • Middle Aged
  • Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins / analogs & derivatives*
  • Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins / metabolism
  • Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins / poisoning
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Sebum / chemistry*
  • Soil Pollutants / poisoning*
  • Taiwan / epidemiology


  • Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins
  • Soil Pollutants