• Medicine
  • Published in Pediatrics 1996

Effects of polychlorinated biphenyl/dioxin exposure and feeding type on infants' mental and psychomotor development.

@article{KoopmanEsseboom1996EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of polychlorinated biphenyl/dioxin exposure and feeding type on infants' mental and psychomotor development.},
  author={Corine Koopman-Esseboom and Nynke Weisglas-Kuperus and Maria A. J. de Ridder and Cornelis G van der Paauw and Louis G.M.Th. Tuinstra and Pieter J. J. Sauer},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={
          700-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of in utero and lactational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins on the mental and psychomotor development of infants. DESIGN Prenatal PCB exposure was estimated from the levels in maternal plasma during the last month of pregnancy. Postnatal PCB and dioxin exposure of breastfed infants was calculated from levels in human milk samples and the duration of breastfeeding. Infants were examined at 3, 7, and 18 months of age with the Bayley… CONTINUE READING

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