Tetrachloroethylene in drinking water and birth outcomes at the US Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

@article{Sonnenfeld2001TetrachloroethyleneID,
  title={Tetrachloroethylene in drinking water and birth outcomes at the US Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.},
  author={Nancy L Sonnenfeld and Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Wendy E. Kaye},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={154 10},
  pages={902-8}
}
A study of mean birth weight, small-for-gestational-age infants, and preterm birth was conducted at the US Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where drinking water was contaminated with volatile organic compounds. Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) was the predominant contaminant. The authors used multiple linear and logistic regression to analyze 1968-1985 data from 11,798 birth certificates. Overall, at most weak associations were observed between PCE exposure and study outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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