Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene (DDE) in human milk: effects on growth, morbidity, and duration of lactation.

@article{Rogan1987PolychlorinatedB,
  title={Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene (DDE) in human milk: effects on growth, morbidity, and duration of lactation.},
  author={Walter J. Rogan and Beth C. Gladen and James D. McKinney and N Carreras and Patrick Hardy and Jame T Thullen and J B Tingelstad and Mark Tully},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1987},
  volume={77 10},
  pages={1294-7}
}
We followed 858 children from birth to one year of age to determine whether the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene (DDE) in breast milk affected their growth or health. Neither chemical showed an adverse effect on weight or frequency of physician visits for various illnesses, although differences were seen between breast-fed and bottle-fed children, with bottle-fed children being heavier and having more frequent gastroenteritis and otitis media… CONTINUE READING
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