Scientists indicate POPs linked to premature birth   Leave a comment

Chemical Watch recently reported that:

Reseachers studying the effects of persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) on foetal health and development have found evidence that these substances maybe linked to premature birth.
The scientists, based in Italy, measured the levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 70 pregnant women resident in an industrial town. They found that the mothers who underwent preterm birth (via programmed caesarean delivery) had significantly higher levels of these substances in their body than mothers who had their babies at full term.

Read the full report here.


Posted June 16, 2011 by lymphomactivist in Uncategorized

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