Prenatal and peripubertal phthalates and bisphenol A in relation to sex hormones and puberty in boys.

@article{Ferguson2014PrenatalAP,
  title={Prenatal and peripubertal phthalates and bisphenol A in relation to sex hormones and puberty in boys.},
  author={Kelly K Ferguson and Karen E Peterson and Joyce M. Lee and Adriana del S Mercado-Garc{\'i}a and Clara Blank-Goldenberg and Martha M T{\'e}llez-Rojo and John D Meeker},
  journal={Reproductive toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={47},
  pages={
          70-6
        }
}
Phthalates and BPA are known endocrine disruptors and exposure in pregnant mothers and children is ubiquitous. We explored the relationship of prenatal and childhood exposures with pubertal onset and sex hormones in boys (ages 8-14). Phthalate metabolites and BPA were measured in maternal 3rd trimester or childhood urine. Sex hormones DHEAS, estradiol, inhibin B, SHBG, and total testosterone were measured in serum. Adrenarche and puberty were assessed by pediatrician. Prenatal exposure to some… CONTINUE READING
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