Organochlorine compound levels in fertile and infertile women from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  title={Organochlorine compound levels in fertile and infertile women from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Ana Marcia Xavier Bastos and Maria do Carmo Borges de Souza and Gutemberg Le{\~a}o de Almeida Filho and Thomas Manfred Krauss and Thelma Pavesi and Lic{\'i}nio Esmeraldo da Silva},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia},
  volume={57 5},
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was quantify organochlorine compounds in women seeking for infertility treatment (n = 15) and in spontaneously pregnant ones (n = 21). MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was applied regarding lifestyle, occupational and reproductive history. Blood samples were collected from both groups. RESULTS From the pesticides studied, pp'DDE was detected in 100% of infertile women, at higher mean levels than in pregnant women (3.02 mcg/L vs. 0.88 mcg/L; p = 0.001… CONTINUE READING


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