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Document ID (ISN)109912
CIS number 09-837
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harley K.G,, Marks A.R., Bradman A., Barr D.B., Eskenazi B.
Title DDT exposure, work in agriculture, and time to pregnancy among farmworkers in California
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, Vol.50, No.12, p.1335-1342. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract This study examined whether exposure to pesticides, including DDT, was associated with longer time to pregnancy (TTP). A total of 402 pregnant women living in a migrant farm worker community were asked how many months they took to conceive. Women reported their and their partners' occupational and home pesticide exposure preceding conception. In a subset of 289 participants, levels of DDT and its decomposition product DDE were measured in maternal serum. No associations were seen with DDT exposure. However, longer TTP was seen among women reporting exposure to agricultural and home pesticides, but not among men. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; California; agriculture; exposure evaluation; migrant workers; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) USA; parental exposure; determination in blood; expectant mothers; DDT
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Exposure evaluation
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures