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For all POPs, serum concentrations were found to be generally higher in the two Northern Regions (both of them characterised by an industrial history). Women residing in rural areas generally resulted to be exposed to dioxins and pesticides more than women residing in urban areas and in industrial areas. While these findings are quite reasonable for pesticides, such results are quite surprising for dioxins. Lifestyle factors as indoor burning of biomass, and agricultural practices, are deemed to be responsible of the comparatively higher exposure levels observed. On the whole, the rate of women reporting gynaecological dysfunctions/diseases was below 10%. When stratified for illness, the rate of incidence was lower than 5%. Because of this, the correlation...

Published 11-08-2010 in Project results , last update 09-13-2014 More...

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Final results - The Project LifePlus "Womenbiopop"

 The Project LifePlus “Womenbiopop” - Linking Environment and Health: A Country-Based Human Biomonitoring Study (HBM) on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Women of Reproductive Age Results and Evaluations.
May 20 - 21, 2013 organized by Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Published 09-08-2014 in News and Events , last update 09-12-2014 More...

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Partners

 The project is funded by the LIFE Programme (the EU’s funding instrument for the environment). It is co-funded by the National Institute for Health, and by the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Territory. The Project is coordinated by the Unit of Toxicological Chemistry, Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, and carried out in collaboration with local sanitary authorities from six Italian Regions (Lazio, Piemonte, Puglia, Sicilia, Trentino-Alto Adige, Umbria).

Published 09-08-2014 in Partners , last update 09-12-2014 More...

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The Project

 The Project Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of pollutants of environmental origin characterized by a large range of toxic effects, high environmental and biological persistence, and ability to bioaccumulate in organisms. The group of POPs includes organochlorinated pesticides (aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, chlordane, DDT, heptachlor, mirex, toxaphene), industrial products (as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), polybromodiphenylethers (PBDEs), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)), and unwanted b- products (polychlorodibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorodibenzofurans (PCDFs). Because of their toxicity and ubiquitous diffusion, POPs have been identified as an hazard for the environment and human health at a global level. The main regulatory...

Published 04-08-2013 in The Project , last update 09-12-2014 More...

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Communication of results of Piemonte Region - 2013 8-9 of July, Susa e Frossasco

 Communication of results of Piemonte Region - 2013 8-9 of July, Susa e Frossasco

Published 03-08-2013 in News and Events , last update 09-12-2014 More...

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