Molecular evidence of an interaction between prenatal environmental exposures and birth outcomes in a multiethnic population.

@article{Perera2004MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular evidence of an interaction between prenatal environmental exposures and birth outcomes in a multiethnic population.},
  author={Frederica Perera and Virginia Rauh and Robin M. Whyatt and W Y Tsai and J. Thomas Bernert and Y Tu and H. C. Andrews and Judyth Ramirez and Lirong Qu and Deliang Tang},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2004},
  volume={112},
  pages={626 - 630}
}
Inner-city, minority populations are high-risk groups for adverse birth outcomes and also are more likely to be exposed to environmental contaminants, including environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), and other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in urban air. In a sample of nonsmoking African-American and Dominican women, we evaluated the effects on birth outcomes of prenatal exposure to ETS, using questionnaire data and plasma cotinine as a biomarker of exposure… CONTINUE READING

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