Effects of prenatal exposure to dioxin-like compounds on allergies and infections during infancy.

@article{Miyashita2011EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prenatal exposure to dioxin-like compounds on allergies and infections during infancy.},
  author={Chihiro Miyashita and Seiko Sasaki and Yasuaki Saijo and Noriaki Washino and Emiko Okada and Sumitaka Kobayashi and Kanae Konishi and Junboku Kajiwara and Takashi Todaka and Reiko Kishi},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2011},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={
          551-8
        }
}
Dioxin-like compounds are endocrine disruptors. The effects of prenatal exposure to environmental levels of dioxins on immune function during infancy have not been clarified, although dioxins induce immunosuppression in offspring of animals. Moreover, human studies have not assessed the effects of gender- or congener-specific differences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between dioxin levels in maternal blood and the risk of infection and allergies in infancy. We… CONTINUE READING
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