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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Exposition pré- et post-natale au PCB-153 et au DDE et croissance pondérale jusqu’à l’âge de 2 ans* Volume 15, issue 5, September-October 2016



* This news is based on the following article: Iszatt N, Stigum H, Verner M-A, et al.Prenatal and postnatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants and infant growth: a pooled analysis of seven European birth cohorts. Environ Health Perspect 2015; 123: 730-5.doi: 10.1289/ehp.1308005

This study pooling data from seven European birth cohorts used a pharmacokinetic model – an improvement on more conventional methods – to assess perinatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants. It suggests that prenatal exposure to dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) has a positive effect on infant weight gain, while postnatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl PCB-153 has the opposite effect.