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BACKGROUND Studies relying on outdoor pollutants measures have reported associations between air pollutants and birth weight. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the relation between maternal personal exposure to airborne benzene during pregnancy and fetal growth. METHODS We recruited pregnant women in two French maternity hospitals in 2005-2006 as part of(More)
BACKGROUND Prior studies revealed associations of environmental lead exposure with risks of hypertension and elevated blood pressure. OBJECTIVE We examined the effect of blood lead levels on blood pressure and the incidence of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. METHODS One thousand seventeen pregnant(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental prenatal exposure to potentially neurotoxic metals poses a particular challenge with regard to the study of early toxic effects. Monoamine oxidase activity, shown to be influenced by metals in experimental studies, could be a useful biomarker in humans. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between blood metal concentrations at(More)
Studies in countries with high seafood consumption have shown a benefit on fetal growth and child development. The objective of our study was to determine the association between seafood consumption in French pregnant women and fetal growth. Pregnant women included in the EDEN mother-child cohort study completed two food frequency questionnaires on their(More)
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