Residential agricultural pesticide exposures and risk of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts among offspring in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

@article{Yang2014ResidentialAP,
  title={Residential agricultural pesticide exposures and risk of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts among offspring in the San Joaquin Valley of California.},
  author={Wei Yang and Suzan L Carmichael and Eric M. Roberts and Susan E Kegley and Amy M Padula and Paul English and Gary M Shaw},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={179 6},
  pages={740-8}
}
We examined whether early gestational exposures to pesticides were associated with an increased risk of anencephaly, spina bifida, cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CLP), or cleft palate only. We used population-based data along with detailed information from maternal interviews. Exposure estimates were based on residential proximity to agricultural pesticide applications during early pregnancy. The study population derived from the San Joaquin Valley, California (1997-2006). Analyses… CONTINUE READING
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