Association between arsenic exposure from drinking water and anemia during pregnancy.

@article{Hopenhayn2006AssociationBA,
  title={Association between arsenic exposure from drinking water and anemia during pregnancy.},
  author={Claudia Hopenhayn and Heather M Bush and Alexander Bingcang and Irva Hertz-Picciotto},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={635-43}
}
OBJECTIVE Arsenic is associated with numerous health effects. We investigated the association between arsenic exposure from drinking water and anemia during pregnancy. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort pregnancy study in two Chilean cities with contrasting drinking water arsenic levels: 40 microg/L versus <1 microg/L. This analysis included 810 women who gave birth to live, singleton infants and had at least one hemoglobin determination during pregnancy. RESULTS Arsenic exposed… CONTINUE READING