Maternal periconceptional occupational pesticide exposure and neural tube defects.

@article{Makelarski2014MaternalPO,
  title={Maternal periconceptional occupational pesticide exposure and neural tube defects.},
  author={Jennifer A Makelarski and Paul A Romitti and Carissa M Rocheleau and Trudy L. Burns and Patricia Ann Stewart and Martha A. Waters and Christina C. Lawson and Erin Bell and Shao Lin and Gary M Shaw and Richard S. McBride Michael L. Hendricks John E. Olney},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 11},
  pages={877-86}
}
BACKGROUND Adverse associations between maternal pesticide exposure and neural tube defects (NTDs) have been suggested but not consistently observed. This study used data from the multisite National Birth Defects Prevention Study to examine associations between maternal periconceptional (1 month preconception through 2 months postconception) occupational pesticide exposure and NTDs. METHODS Mothers of 502 NTD cases and 2950 unaffected live-born control infants with estimated delivery dates… CONTINUE READING