Persistent organochlorine compounds in fetal and maternal tissues: evaluation of their potential influence on several indicators of fetal growth and health.

@article{Bergonzi2011PersistentOC,
  title={Persistent organochlorine compounds in fetal and maternal tissues: evaluation of their potential influence on several indicators of fetal growth and health.},
  author={Roberto Bergonzi and Giuseppe De Palma and Cristina Specchia and Mariadaniela Dinolfo and Cesare Tomasi and Tiziana Frusca and Pietro Apostoli},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={409 15},
  pages={2888-93}
}
Some organochlorine compounds, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have a tendency to bioaccumulate in humans and predators at the top of the food chain. We have recently confirmed the transplacental transfer of these compounds and the present study has been designed on the same material with the aim of investigating their potential health effects on newborns from 70 pregnant women, resident in a Northern Italy industrial town. Organochlorine compounds [namely, p,p… CONTINUE READING

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