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OBJECTIVES To investigate if live births conceived in months when surface water agrichemicals are highest are at greater risk for birth defects. METHODS Monthly concentrations during 1996-2002 of nitrates, atrazine and other pesticides were calculated using United States Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment data. Monthly United States(More)
AIM This study assesses the association between pesticide exposure in pregnancy, preterm birth (PTB) and shortened gestation. METHODS Pregnancy information was abstracted from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Non-Public Use Natality Datasets 1990-2005. Pesticide use in maternal county of residence was calculated using California Pesticide Use(More)
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