Environmental exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and quality of the home environment: effects on psychodevelopment in early childhood.

@article{Walkowiak2001EnvironmentalET,
  title={Environmental exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and quality of the home environment: effects on psychodevelopment in early childhood.},
  author={Jens Walkowiak and Judith A. Wiener and Annemarie Fastabend and Birger Gustav John Heinzow and Ursula Kraemer and E A Schmidt and H J Steingrueber and S Wundram and Gerhard Winneke},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358 9293},
  pages={1602-7}
}
BACKGROUND There is uncertainty whether environmental levels of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) adversely affect mental and motor development in early childhood. We aimed to establish whether such an effect is of only prenatal or additional postnatal origin, and if a favourable home environment can counteract this effect. METHODS Between 1993 and 1995 we recruited 171 healthy mother-infant pairs and prospectively measured psychodevelopment in newborn infants aged 7, 18, 30, and… CONTINUE READING
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