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Persistent Chemicals found in Fish

Final Interaction profile

May 2004


  • Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins (CDDs) n/a
  • Hexachlorobenzene 118-74-1
  • p,p'-DDE 72-55-9
  • Methylmercury 593-74-8
  • Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) n/a

Complete Profile [577KB]

  • The table of contents and list of individual PDF files are given below.

Preface [48KB]

  • Summary
  • Contributors
  • Peer review Contents
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • List of acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols

Introduction [25 KB]

Interaction Data for the Mixture [280 KB]

  • 2.1 Mixture of Concern
  • 2.2 Component Mixtures
  • Relevance of the Interactions Data and Approach to Public Health

Recommendations for Exposure-Based Assessment [44KB]

Conclusions [12KB]

List of References [86KB]

Appendices [181KB]

  • A. Background Information for CDDs
  • B. Background Information for Hexachlorobenzene
  • C. Background Information for p,p'-DDE
  • D. Background Information for Methylmercury
  • E. Background Information for PCBs
  • F. Chemical Structures

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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2004. Interaction profile for Persistent Chemicals found in Fish (chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, hexachlorobenzene, p,p'-DDE, methylmercury, PCBs. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.


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