Cord serum immunoglobulin E related to the environmental contamination of human placentas with organochlorine compounds.

@article{Reichrtova1999CordSI,
  title={Cord serum immunoglobulin E related to the environmental contamination of human placentas with organochlorine compounds.},
  author={Eva Reichrtova and Peter {\vC}i{\vz}n{\'a}r and V Prachar and Lubica Palkovi{\vc}ov{\'a} and M Veningerov{\'a}},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1999},
  volume={107},
  pages={895 - 899}
}
Allergic diseases are on the rise in both prevalence and severity, especially in industrialized countries. The process of allergic sensitization needs an understanding of the role environmental factors play in its development. In addition to traditionally considered air pollutants, various persistent organochlorine pollutants, which accumulate in the human body over a lifetime via food intake, are toxic in humans. Placental contamination by chemicals may act as a biologic marker for the… CONTINUE READING