Environmental exposures and puberty in inner-city girls.

  title={Environmental exposures and puberty in inner-city girls.},
  author={Mary S. Wolff and Julie A. Britton and Lisa Boguski and Sarah E. Hochman and Nell Maloney and Nicole Serra and Zhisong Liu and Gertrud S. Berkowitz and Signe E. Larson and Joel Forman},
  journal={Environmental research},
  volume={107 3},
BACKGROUND Hormonally active environmental exposures are suspected to alter onset of puberty in girls, but research on this question has been very limited. OBJECTIVE We investigated pubertal status in relation to hormonally active environmental exposures among a multiethnic group of 192 healthy 9-year-old girls residing in New York City. METHODS Information was collected on breast and pubic hair stages, weight and height. Phytoestrogen intake was estimated from a food-frequency… CONTINUE READING