Contamination of human ovarian follicular fluid and serum by chlorinated organic compounds in three Canadian cities.

@article{Jarrell1993ContaminationOH,
  title={Contamination of human ovarian follicular fluid and serum by chlorinated organic compounds in three Canadian cities.},
  author={John J Jarrell and Daniel Villeneuve and Cheri Franklin and Sarah Bartlett and W W Wrixon and Joanna Kohut and Christo G. Zouves},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1993},
  volume={148 8},
  pages={1321-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the extent of contamination of ovarian follicular fluid and serum samples in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization and to study the effect of the contaminants on reproductive outcome. DESIGN Inception cohort study. PATIENTS Seventy-four women undergoing in-vitro fertilization at three regional clinics in Halifax, Hamilton, Ont., and Vancouver. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Follicular fluid and serum levels of contaminants, cleavage rates and time to cleavage of first egg… CONTINUE READING

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