Organochlorine pesticides in umbilical cord blood serum of women from Southern Spain and adherence to the Mediterranean diet.

@article{MariscalArcas2010OrganochlorinePI,
  title={Organochlorine pesticides in umbilical cord blood serum of women from Southern Spain and adherence to the Mediterranean diet.},
  author={Miguel Mariscal-Arcas and Carlos L{\'o}pez-Mart{\'i}nez and Alicia Granada and Nicol{\'a}s Olea and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Lorenzo-Tovar and F{\'a}tima Olea-Serrano},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={1311-5}
}
Exposure of pregnant women to organochlorine (OC) pesticides largely derives from contaminated food, but environmental, occupational, and domestic factors have also been implicated. We investigated the presence of nine OC residues in the umbilical cord blood of newborns in Southern Spain and analyzed the relationship of this exposure with maternal and pregnancy variables, including maternal adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (MD). OCs were detected in 95% of umbilical cord blood samples from… CONTINUE READING
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