Effects of Prenatal Exposures to EDCs on Childhood Development

By the Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Dr. Frederica Perera on the Effects of Prenatal Exposures to EDCs on Childhood Development.

The call featured Dr. Frederica Perera who reviewed data from a longitudinal cohort study following mothers and children from pregnancy into adolescence. In this study, prenatal exposure to the combustion related air pollutants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes as well as other disease endpoints. Prevention strategies were also discussed.

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Additional resources of interest:
    • Effect of prenatal exposure to airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on neurodevelopment in the first 3 years of life among inner-city children  PDF.
    • Prenatal airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure and child IQ at age 5 years PDF.
    • Prenatal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Exposure and Child Behavior at age 6-7 PDF.
    • Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution, Maternal Psychological Distress, and Child Behavior PDF.
    • Prenatal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Benzo[a]Pyrene-DNA Adducts and Genomic DNA Methylation in Cord Blood PDF.
    • Children’s environmental health: a critical challenge of our time PDF. PDF.

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