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Exposition chronique à l’arsenic et issues défavorables de grossesse : revue de la littérature Volume 16, issue 6, November-December 2017



This news is based on the following article: Milton A, Hussain S, Akter S, Rahman M, Mouly T, Mitchell K. A review of the effects of chronic arsenic exposure on adverse pregnancy outcomes. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017; 14: 556. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14060556


The current epidemiological literature indicates an association between drinking water containing over 50 μg/L of arsenic and the risks of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, and low birth weight and thus supports the hypothesis that arsenic toxicity can cause adverse pregnancy outcomes. The usual methodological limitations make it difficult to establish a definite causal link.