16. The Yusho and Yucheng Rice Oil Poisoning Incidents

  1. Arnold Schecter
  1. Yoshito Masuda1 and
  2. Arnold Schecter2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch16

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

How to Cite

Masuda, Y. and Schecter, A. (2012) The Yusho and Yucheng Rice Oil Poisoning Incidents, in Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition (ed A. Schecter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Daiichi College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan

  2. 2

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470605295

Online ISBN: 9781118184141

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Keywords:

  • Japanese Yusho or “oil disease,” PCBs, PCDFs, PCQs poisoning;
  • Yucheng children, PCBs, PCDFs, poor cognitive development;
  • PCDD, PCDF, PCB congeners and TEQs in rice oil

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiological Study

  • Toxic Agents in Rice Oil

  • Intake of the Contaminated Rice Oil

  • Toxic Agents in Tissues and Blood of Yusho Patients

  • Clinical Features

  • Hormone and Enzyme Effects

  • Deaths Among Yusho Patients

  • Risk Assessment of PCDDs, PCDFs, and PCBs In:

  • References