The role of DDE and polychlorinated biphenyl levels in preterm birth
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- Berkowitz, G.S., Lapinski, R.H. & Wolff, M.S. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (1996) 30: 139. doi:10.1007/BF00211340
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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.