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Autism spectrum disorders, maternal characteristics and obstetric complications among singletons born in Alberta, Canada.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether certain maternal characteristics and obstetric complications are associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. METHODS ProvincialExpand
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Maternal exposure to perfluorinated acids and fetal growth
The widespread detection of perfluorinated acids (PFAs) in humans and known developmental toxicity in animals has raised concern about their potential effects on human reproductive health. OurExpand
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Fatal Ischemic Heart Disease
Background: Several toxicologic and epidemiologic studies have produced evidence that occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) is a risk factor for ischemic heart diseaseExpand
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Statistical modelling of the determinants of historical exposure to bitumen and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons among paving workers.
INTRODUCTION An industrial hygiene database has been constructed for the exposure assessment in a study of cancer risk among asphalt workers. AIM To create models of bitumen and polycyclic aromaticExpand
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In Utero Exposure to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
We investigated whether there is an association between increased risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used during pregnancy. This study usedExpand
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Cancer mortality among European asphalt workers: an international epidemiological study. I. Results of the analysis based on job titles.
BACKGROUND Inhalation of bitumen fumes is potentially carcinogenic to humans. METHODS We conducted a study of 29,820 male workers exposed to bitumen in road paving, asphalt mixing and roofing,Expand
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Perfluorinated acids and hypothyroxinemia in pregnant women.
Perfluorinated acids (PFAs) are prominent and widespread contaminants of human blood. In animal studies there is evidence that suggests certain PFAs can disrupt thyroid hormone homeostasis. AExpand
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Principal component analysis is a powerful instrument in occupational hygiene inquiries.
  • I. Burstyn
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • The Annals of occupational hygiene
  • 1 November 2004
Several investigators have successfully used principal component analysis (PCA) in interpreting occupational hygiene data. However, traditional textbooks in occupational hygiene provide no guidanceExpand
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Characteristics of peaks of inhalation exposure to organic solvents.
OBJECTIVES To determine which exposure metrics are sufficient to characterize 'peak' inhalation exposure to organic solvents (OS) during spraying operations. METHODS Personal exposure measurementsExpand
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Cancer incidence of Nordic asphalt workers.
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate cancer risk following employment in the asphalt industry. METHODS Cancer incidence was studied among 22 362 male asphalt workers employed for moreExpand
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