E versus PCBs

2019-03-07 12:14:11

TAKING extra vitamin E may help protect blood vessels against the ravages of PCBs. Test-tube experiments by Bernard Henning of the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his colleagues show that at the levels normally found in the body vitamin E stops PCBs inflaming the lining of blood vessels—one of the initial steps in the development of atherosclerosis. According to Henning, those exposed to the toxic chemicals, such as workers cleaning contaminated sites,