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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)
Although the brain continues developing in the postnatal period, epidemiological studies on the effects of postnatal exposure to neurotoxic POPs through breast-feeding remain mostly inconclusive. Failure to detect associations between postnatal exposure and health outcomes may stem from the limitations of commonly employed approaches to assess lactational(More)
BACKGROUND Air pollution effects on children's neurodevelopment have recently been suggested to occur most likely through the oxidative stress pathway. OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess whether prenatal exposure to residential air pollution is associated with impaired infant mental development, and whether antioxidant/detoxification factors modulate this(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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