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Thyroid Dysfunction as a Mediator of Organochlorine Neurotoxicity in Preschool Children
(Environmental Health Perspectives, 2011)
Background: Exposure to organochlorine compounds (OCs) can alter thyroid function in humans, and hypothyroidism during early life can adversely affect a child’s neurodevelopment. Objectives: In this study we aimed to assess ...
Marine Food Pollutants as a Risk Factor for Hypoinsulinemia and Type 2 Diabetes
(Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2011)
Background: Some persistent environmental chemicals are suspected of causing an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, a disease particularly common after the age of 70. This concern was examined in a cross-sectional ...