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Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
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Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco Dependence Treatments
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Secondhand Smoke
Chemical Exposures
Tobacco Company Marketing Expenditures
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
Early Detection
Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: Prevention - Chemical Exposures

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2020 target


  Pesticides
1999–2004
Dioxins
1999–2000
Measure Possible carcinogens, pesticides chlordane and DDT and their metabolites, measured in human blood. Measurement of tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in human blood adjusting for lipids and EPA estimates of dioxin releases in the environment.
Recent summary trend* AAPC is not available for this measure AAPC is not available for this measure
Desired direction
Falling 
Falling 
Trend Trend details are not available for this measure

(No trend graph is available for this measure)
Falling


Most recent estimate In 20032004, blood and urine concentrations (nanograms per gram) were 37.7 for oxychlordane, 68.3 for trans-nonachlor, 18.9 for heptachlor epoxide, and 1,860 for DDT (DDE). 95th percentile of TCDD concentration in the U.S. population: 5.2 pg/g.

Estimated dioxin releases to the environment in 2000: 1.42 kg-TEQ.
Healthy People 2020 target Reduce exposure of the population to pesticides, heavy metals, and other toxic chemicals, as measured by blood and urine concentrations of the substances or their metabolites, as follows:
  • Reduce chlordane (oxychlordane) from 37.7 ng/g to 26.39 ng/g of lipid.
  • Reduce DDT (DDE) from 1860 ng/g to 1302 ng/g of lipid.
  • Reduce beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) from 56.5 ng/g to 39.55 ng/g of lipid.
There is no Healthy People 2020 target for dioxins.
More information Pesticides Dioxins

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