Prenatal exposure to PFOA and PFOS and risk of hospitalization for infectious diseases in early childhood.

@article{Fei2010PrenatalET,
  title={Prenatal exposure to PFOA and PFOS and risk of hospitalization for infectious diseases in early childhood.},
  author={Chunyuan Fei and Joseph K. Mclaughlin and Loren Lipworth and J\orn Olsen},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 8},
  pages={773-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether prenatal exposure to perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) is associated with the occurrence of hospitalization for infectious diseases during early childhood. METHODS We randomly selected 1400 pregnant women and their offspring from the Danish National Birth Cohort (1996-2002) and measured PFOS and PFOA levels in maternal blood during early pregnancy. Hospitalizations for infection of the offspring were identified by the linkage to the… CONTINUE READING