Title: Internal exposure to pollutants and body size in Flemish adolescents and adults: Associations and dose–response relationships 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: Belgium 
Year: 2010 
Availability: Environment International 36 330–337 
Author 1/Producer: Dhooge, W. 
Other Authors/Producers: Den Hond, E., Koppen, G. et al. 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Short description: A recent study has investigated how exposure to a variety of environmental pollutants, including heavy metals and chlorinated compounds, affects the height and body mass index (BMI) of local communities. It found that some pollutants could be causing reduced height and BMI, which can be explained in part by the pollutants' disrupting effects on the hormonal system. 
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