Levels of Phthalate Metabolites in Urine of Pregnant Women and Risk of Clinical Pregnancy Loss.

@article{Mu2015LevelsOP,
  title={Levels of Phthalate Metabolites in Urine of Pregnant Women and Risk of Clinical Pregnancy Loss.},
  author={Di Mu and Fumei Gao and Zhanlan Fan and Huan Shen and Hui Peng and Jianying Hu},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 17},
  pages={
          10651-7
        }
}
Toxicological studies have shown that phthalate esters (PAEs), a class of widely used and environmentally prevalent chemicals, can increase the abortion rate in animals, but epidemiological evidence is scarce. This study aimed to explore the relationship between the urinary concentration of phthalate metabolites and the risk of clinical pregnancy loss. A total of 132 women who underwent clinical pregnancy loss (cases) and 172 healthy pregnant women (controls) were recruited from Beijing, China… CONTINUE READING

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