Maternal levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in relation to preterm and small-for-gestational-age birth.

@article{Longnecker2005MaternalLO,
  title={Maternal levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in relation to preterm and small-for-gestational-age birth.},
  author={Matthew Paul Longnecker and Mark A Klebanoff and John W Brock and Xuguang Guo},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={641-7}
}
BACKGROUND In developed countries, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous contaminants of the environment, including foods. Within the range of the resulting low-level exposure, associations of PCBs with lower birth weight have been observed in several studies. METHODS To examine further the association of PCBs with birth outcomes, we measured serum levels in 1034 pregnant women who were enrolled in the U.S. Collaborative Perinatal Project in 1959 to 1965 before PCB manufacturing was… CONTINUE READING

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