Chromosomal congenital anomalies and residence near hazardous waste landfill sites.

@article{Vrijheid2002ChromosomalCA,
  title={Chromosomal congenital anomalies and residence near hazardous waste landfill sites.},
  author={Martine Vrijheid and Helen Dolk and Ben Armstrong and Lenore Abramsky and Fabrizio Bianchi and I Fazarinc and Ester Garne and Reiko Ide and V. J. Nelen and Elisabeth Robert and J. E. Scott and David Van Stone and Romano Tenconi},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359 9303},
  pages={320-2}
}
Previous findings of the EUROHAZCON study showed a 33% increase in risk of non-chromosomal anomalies near hazardous waste landfill sites. Here, we studied 245 cases of chromosomal anomalies and 2412 controls who lived near 23 such sites in Europe. After adjustment for confounding by maternal age and socioeconomic status, we noted a higher risk of chromosomal anomalies in people who lived close to sites (0-3 km) than in those who lived further away (3-7 km; odds ratio 1.41, 95% CI 1.00-1.99… CONTINUE READING

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