DDE, a Degradation Product of DDT, and Duration of Lactation in a Highly Exposed Area of Mexico

@inproceedings{CupulUicab2008DDEAD,
  title={DDE, a Degradation Product of DDT, and Duration of Lactation in a Highly Exposed Area of Mexico},
  author={Lea Aurora Cupul-Uicab and Beth C. Gladen and Mauricio Hern{\'a}ndez-{\'A}vila and J Weber and Matthew Paul Longnecker},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND Higher levels of 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE), the major degradation product of 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane (DDT), have been related to shorter duration of breast-feeding in previous studies. If DDE truly shortens lactation, this has public health importance regarding infant mortality and the use of DDT for malaria control. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the relationship of maternal DDE concentrations with length of subsequent lactation… CONTINUE READING

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