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Relation between pesticide exposure and intrauterine growth retardation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15081785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The increased use of organophosphorus insecticides in agriculture and their widespread existence in the environment poses a potential health hazard. To determine the relationship between exposure to pesticides and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), live newborns from singleton pregnancies, with (n = 79) and without (n = 292) IUGR were studied. During the gestational period the mothers were living in agricultural communities in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Exposure to agrochemical products was evaluated. A significant association between the history of positive exposure to pesticides (i.e. the women themselves or their newborns who showed acetylcholinesterase activity levels lower than 20%) and the presence of IUGR was found. The proportions of exposure in the cases were 18% and 8% in the control group; the adjusted OR (fat free mass, anti-cytomegalovirus antibodies and placental weight) was 2.33 (p = 0.04).
Margarita Levario-Carrillo; Dante Amato; Patricia Ostrosky-Wegman; Carmen González-Horta; Yolanda Corona; Luz Helena Sanin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-14     Completed Date:  2004-06-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1421-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unidad de Investigación Médica en Epidemiología Clínica, Hospital de Ginecología y Obstetricia IMSS, Av. División del Norte 2300 CH 44-228, Colonia Altavista, CP 31320 Chihuahua, México.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies / immunology
Birth Weight
Case-Control Studies
Cytomegalovirus / immunology
Environmental Exposure*
Fetal Growth Retardation / chemically induced*
Infant, Newborn
Insecticides / toxicity*
Organophosphorus Compounds*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies; 0/Insecticides; 0/Organophosphorus Compounds; EC

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