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Table 1.

Blood Serum PCB concentrations (ppb) in adults
Mean Median Number tested Date of testing Location Notes Reference
5 4 738 1982-1984 California pre-employment screening Sahl et al [22]
5.8 3.9 840 1985-1986 Massachusetts random sample - New Bedford, MA Miller et al [6]
6.7 - 171 1985-1991 New York City breast cancer controls Wolff et al [23]
6.8 - 90 1989 Michigan controls for fish eaters Hovinga et al [24]
5.16 4.68 230 1989-1990 US women - median age of 59 Hunter et al [25]
4.56 - 78 1993-1995 Michigan >= 50 years old Humphrey et al [26]
(geometric mean-males) 1.5 57 1994-1995 Great Lakes infrequent fish eaters Hanrahan et al [27]
(geometric mean - females) .9 42
3.7 - 66 1997 Great Lakes Ojibwa Indians Gerstenberger et al [7]

Table 2.

Blood Serum PCB concentrations (ppb) in children
Mean (arithmetic) Range Number tested Age (years) Date of testing Location Reference
2.1 0-23.3 285 4-5 1984-1985 Michigan Jacobson et al [28]
4.3 - 11 - 1984 US Schecter et al [29]


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