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BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in the potential effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) on children's neuropsychological development, but only a few small studies have evaluated such effects. OBJECTIVES Our goal was to examine the association between PBDE concentrations in colostrum and infant neuropsychological development and to(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondria are sensitive to environmental toxicants due to their lack of repair capacity. Changes in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content may represent a biologically relevant intermediate outcome in mechanisms linking air pollution and fetal growth restriction. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether placental mtDNA content is a possible mediator of(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence associating exposure to water disinfection by-products with reduced birth weight and altered duration of gestation remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE We assessed exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) during pregnancy through different water uses and evaluated the association with birth weight, small for gestational age (SGA), low birth(More)
Trans fatty acid (TFA) intake has been identified as a health hazard in adults, but data on preschool children are scarce. We analyzed the data from the Spanish INMA Project to determine the intake of total, industrial and natural TFA, their main sources and the associated socio-demographic and lifestyle factors in children aged 4-5 (n = 1793). TFA intake(More)
Acknowledgements The authors would particularly like to thank all the participants for their generous collaboration, and are grateful to DDE dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene HCB hexachlorobenzene OCs organochlorine compounds PBDEs polybrominated diphenyl ethers PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls POPs persistent organic pollutants Abstract Background: There is(More)
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