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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Exposition in utero à l’arsenic et infections au cours de la première année de vie* Volume 15, issue 5, September-October 2016



* This news is based on the following article: Farzan S, Li Z, Korrick S, et al.Infant infections and respiratory symptoms in relation to in utero arsenic exposure in a U.S. cohort. Environ Health Perspect 2016; 124 : 840-7.doi: 10.1289/ehp.14099282

This study suggests that prenatal arsenic exposure affects the risk of common infant infections, mainly respiratory, in the first year of life. It is one of the first works on the subject in a Western population with relatively low exposure levels.