Intrauterine growth retardation in Iowa communities with herbicide-contaminated drinking water supplies.

@article{Munger1997IntrauterineGR,
  title={Intrauterine growth retardation in Iowa communities with herbicide-contaminated drinking water supplies.},
  author={Randy Munger and Peter Isacson and Shuo Hu and T P Burns and Josh Hanson and Charles F. Lynch and K L Cherryholmes and Pol van Dorpe and W. J. Hausler},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1997},
  volume={105},
  pages={308 - 314}
}
In a statewide survey of 856 Iowa municipal drinking water supplies in 1986-1987 the Rathbun rural water system was found to contain elevated levels of triazine herbicides. Rates of low birth weight, prematurity, and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) in live singleton births during the period 1984-1990 by women living in 13 communities served by the Rathbun water system were compared to other communities of similar size in the same Iowa counties. The Rathbun communities had a greater risk… CONTINUE READING

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