The role of DDE and polychlorinated biphenyl levels in preterm birth

  • G. S. Berkowitz
  • R. H. Lapinski
  • M. S. Wolff
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00211340

Cite this article as:
Berkowitz, G.S., Lapinski, R.H. & Wolff, M.S. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (1996) 30: 139. doi:10.1007/BF00211340

Abstract

Maternal serum levels of DDE and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and their congeners were compared for 20 women who had a spontaneous preterm delivery and 20 matched women who had delivered at term at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York between October 1990 and August 1993. Since no substantial case-control differences were evident, these findings do not indicate that increased DDE or PCB levels are associated with spontaneous preterm birth.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Berkowitz
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. H. Lapinski
    • 1
  • M. S. Wolff
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive ScienceThe Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Community MedicineThe Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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