Angiosarcoma, porphyria cutanea tarda, and probable chloracne in a worker exposed to waste oil conaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

R. McConell, K. Anderson, W. Russell, K. E. Anderson, R. Clapp, E. K. Silbergeld, P. J. Landrigan

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A worker developed angiosarcoma, porphyria cutanea tarda, and skin lesions characteristic of mild chloracne. About 10 years earlier he had been employed at a truck terminal in Saint Louis, Missouri, at a time when it was sprayed with waste oil contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). The occurrence of these three rare conditions in a single exposed worker supports the aetiological relation between environmental exposure to TCDD and the subsequent development of soft tissue sarcoma and porphyria cutanea tarda.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-703
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Industrial Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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