Community exposure to hazardous site remediation in rural New Zealand: an exposed-referent study of serum dioxins and health effects.

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dc.contributor.author McBride, David en
dc.contributor.author Lovelock, Kirsten en
dc.contributor.author Shepherd, Daniel en
dc.contributor.author Dirks, Kim en
dc.contributor.author Welch, David en
dc.contributor.author Gray, Andrew en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-10T02:35:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-10 en
dc.identifier.issn 1326-0200 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44976 en
dc.description.abstract The New Zealand Ministry of Health responded to community concern about dioxin exposure during on-site remediation of a pesticide-contaminated rural area by commissioning this exposed-referent study of serum dioxins and health in local residents.All 200 residents were eligible, with age and sex matching to demographically comparable referents. Face-to-face interviews included questions on health status, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and perceptions about community consultation. Thirty serum samples were obtained, eligibility being based on likelihood of exposure and age. Both HRQOL and serum outcomes were analysed by the appropriate regression methods.Of 200 eligible residents, 139 (69.5%) participated, with 139 matched referents. Mapua residents had lower physical and psychological HRQOL scores, but no difference in health status. 2,3,7,8 TCDD was below the limit of detection in the majority of all serum samples, with some congeners being higher in referents. Perceptions of the communication process were equivocal.Both dioxin levels and measures of health did not differ significantly between the exposed community and controls. Implications for public health: The results suggest neither significant dioxin exposure nor community health effects. Oversight by expert panel with health expertise, allied to sound communication, may have helped the community understand the risks. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian and New Zealand journal of public health en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Dioxins en
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en
dc.subject Environmental Exposure en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Rural Health en
dc.subject Rural Population en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Environmental Restoration and Remediation en
dc.title Community exposure to hazardous site remediation in rural New Zealand: an exposed-referent study of serum dioxins and health effects. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1753-6405.12583 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 412 en
pubs.volume 40 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 27699932 en
pubs.end-page 417 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 542773 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Audiology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1753-6405 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-10-04 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27699932 en


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