[Tohoku study of child development and exposure assessment].

  title={[Tohoku study of child development and exposure assessment].},
  author={Kunihiko Nakai and Tomoyuki Nakamura and Katsuyuki Murata and Hiroshi Satoh},
  journal={Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene},
  volume={64 4},
Dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and organochlorine pesticides are bioaccumulative chemicals that are considered to be toxic contaminants. These chemicals are classified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). We have started a prospective cohort study to examine the effects of perinatal exposure to these chemicals as well as methylmercury on neurobehavioral development in Japanese children. In this article, the method and the consequence of exposure assessment were described. The… CONTINUE READING