PBDE Concentrations in Women’s Serum and Fecundability

  title={PBDE Concentrations in Women’s Serum and Fecundability},
  author={Kim G. Harley and Amy R. Marks and Jonathan Chevrier and A S A Bradman and Andreas Sj{\"o}din and Brenda Eskenazi},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants is widespread, with 97% of Americans having detectable levels. Although PBDEs have been associated with reproductive and hormonal effects in animals, no human studies have examined their association with fertility. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine whether maternal concentrations of PBDEs in serum collected during pregnancy are associated with time to pregnancy and menstrual cycle characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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