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Partition of Environmental Chemicals between Maternal and Fetal Blood and Tissues
(American Chemical Society (ACS), 2011)
Passage of environmental chemicals across the placenta has important toxicological consequences, as well as for choosing samples for analysis and for interpreting the results. To obtain systematic data, we collected in ...
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 ...