Validity of Anogenital Distance as a Marker of in Utero Phthalate Exposure

@inproceedings{Mcewen2006ValidityOA,
  title={Validity of Anogenital Distance as a Marker of in Utero Phthalate Exposure},
  author={G. N. Mcewen and Gerald Renner},
  year={2006}
}
In their article in the August issue of EHP, Swan et al. (2005) purport to show that anogenital distance (AGD) in male infants is correlated with maternal phthalate exposure during pregnancy. The AGD has been shown to decrease in male newborn rats following maternal exposure to antiandrogens (Gray et al. 2001). However, little is known regarding AGD in humans, or about effects on AGD, if any, following in utero hormonal exposure. Furthermore, significant limitations in the study undermine the… CONTINUE READING