Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and their hydroxylated metabolites is associated with neurological functioning in 3-month-old infants.

@article{Berghuis2014PrenatalET,
  title={Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and their hydroxylated metabolites is associated with neurological functioning in 3-month-old infants.},
  author={Sietske A. Berghuis and Shalini Devi Soechitram and Pieter J. J. Sauer and Arend F Bos},
  journal={Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={142 2},
  pages={455-62}
}
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are environmental chemicals which are potentially toxic to the developing brain. Their hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PCBs) are suggested to be even more toxic. Knowledge about the health effects of prenatal OH-PCB exposure is limited. We aimed to determine whether prenatal background exposure to PCBs and OH-PCBs is associated with neurological functioning in 3-month-old boys and girls. In a Dutch observational cohort study, we measured 10 PCBs and 6 OH-PCBs in… CONTINUE READING