Human studies from May 2013

June 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Posted in News and Science Bulletins | Leave a comment

Urinary Phthalates Are Associated with Higher Blood Pressure in Childhood. New research suggests the phthalate DEHP may compromise heart health. Drawing on NHANES biomonitoring data, researchers have documented for the first time a connection between dietary exposure to DEHP and elevated systolic blood pressure in children. Journal of Pediatrics

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Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Acids and Markers of Kidney Function among Children and Adolescents Living near a Chemical Plant. These findings suggest that previously-observed cross-sectional associations between indicators of kidney function and serum PFOA may be a consequence of decreased kidney function rather than a cause of it.

Exposure to pesticides or solvents and risk of Parkinson disease. A meta-analysis of epidemiological studies finding support for the hypothesis that exposure to pesticides or solvents is a risk factor for PD.

Environmental contaminant exposures and preterm birth: a comprehensive review. This review of 20 years of research finds no consistent evidence for associations between individual chemical exposures and preterm birth. However, the authors identify a series of limitations to the data which may impede the ability to identify true associations, important for guiding future epidemiologic studies.

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