Domain-Specific Effects of Prenatal Exposure to PCBs, Mercury, and Lead on Infant Cognition: Results from the Environmental Contaminants and Child Development Study in Nunavik

@inproceedings{Boucher2014DomainSpecificEO,
  title={Domain-Specific Effects of Prenatal Exposure to PCBs, Mercury, and Lead on Infant Cognition: Results from the Environmental Contaminants and Child Development Study in Nunavik},
  author={Olivier Boucher and Gina Muckle and Joseph L Jacobson and R Colin Carter and Melissa Kaplan-Estrin and Pierre Ayotte and E Eric Dewailly and Sandra W. Jacobson},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), methylmercury (MeHg), and lead (Pb) are environmental contaminants known for their adverse effects on cognitive development. OBJECTIVES In this study we examined the effects of prenatal exposure to PCBs, MeHg, and Pb on cognitive development in a sample of Inuit infants from Arctic Québec. METHODS Mothers were recruited at local prenatal clinics. PCBs, mercury (Hg), Pb, and two seafood nutrients-docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and selenium (Se)-were… CONTINUE READING