|Document ID (ISN)||109912|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Harley K.G,, Marks A.R., Bradman A., Barr D.B., Eskenazi B.
||DDT exposure, work in agriculture, and time to pregnancy among farmworkers in California
||Dec. 2008, Vol.50, No.12, p.1335-1342. Illus. 44 ref.
||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.
||antifertility effects; California; agriculture; exposure evaluation; migrant workers; pesticides
||USA; parental exposure; determination in blood; expectant mothers; DDT
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures