Birth weight and sex of children and the correlation to the body burden of PCDDs/PCDFs and PCBs of the mother.

@article{Vartiainen1998BirthWA,
  title={Birth weight and sex of children and the correlation to the body burden of PCDDs/PCDFs and PCBs of the mother.},
  author={Terttu Vartiainen and Jouni J. K. Jaakkola and Seppo V Saarikoski and Jouko ed Tuomisto},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1998},
  volume={106},
  pages={61 - 66}
}
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were analyzed in 167 random human milk samples from urban and rural areas in Finland. Dietary habits and background information on each mother and child were gathered by questionnaire. Body mass indexes (BMI) before pregnancy and delivery in the rural area were 5-10% higher than in the urban area, but fat content of mother's milk was about 10% higher in the urban area. The mean… CONTINUE READING

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