Effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides on thyroid function during pregnancy.

  title={Effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides on thyroid function during pregnancy.},
  author={Jonathan Chevrier and Brenda Eskenazi and Nina T. Holland and A S A Bradman and Dana Boyd Barr},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={168 3},
In this study, the authors' objective was to determine whether serum concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hexachlorobenzene, p,p'-dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT), o,p'-DDT, and p,p'-dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene (DDE) are associated with thyroid function during pregnancy. These compounds, as well as thyroid-stimulating hormone, total thyroxine, and free thyroxine, were measured in serum samples collected between October 1999 and October 2000 from 334 pregnant women… 

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