Drinking water disinfection by-product exposure and fetal growth.

  title={Drinking water disinfection by-product exposure and fetal growth.},
  author={Caroline S Hoffman and Pauline Mendola and David A. Savitz and Amy H. Herring and Dana Loomis and Katherine Hartmann and Philip C. Singer and Howard S. Weinberg and Andrew F. Olshan},
  volume={19 5},
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that elevated exposure to drinking water disinfection by-products (DBPs)--in particular, total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)--may lead to fetal growth restriction. We examined the effects of exposure to TTHMs, haloacetic acids, and total organic halide on the probability of delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant and on birth weight at term. METHODS Women early in pregnancy (< or =12 weeks' gestation) or planning a pregnancy were enrolled in a… CONTINUE READING


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