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Maternal blood and hair manganese concentrations, fetal growth, and length of gestation in the ISA cohort in Costa Rica.

Authors
  • Mora, Ana M1
  • van Wendel de Joode, Berna2
  • Mergler, Donna3
  • Córdoba, Leonel4
  • Cano, Camilo5
  • Quesada, Rosario6
  • Smith, Donald R7
  • Menezes-Filho, José A8
  • Eskenazi, Brenda9
  • 1 Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET), Universidad Nacional, P.O. Box 86-3000 Heredia, Costa Rica; Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health (CERCH), School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 University Ave, Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Costa Rica)
  • 2 Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET), Universidad Nacional, P.O. Box 86-3000 Heredia, Costa Rica. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Costa Rica)
  • 3 Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur la Biologie, la Santé, la Société et l' Environnement (CINBIOSE), Université du Québec à Montréal, Pavillon des sciences, 141, Avenue du Président Kennedy, H2× 1Y4 Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Canada)
  • 4 Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET), Universidad Nacional, P.O. Box 86-3000 Heredia, Costa Rica. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Costa Rica)
  • 5 Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET), Universidad Nacional, P.O. Box 86-3000 Heredia, Costa Rica. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Costa Rica)
  • 6 Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET), Universidad Nacional, P.O. Box 86-3000 Heredia, Costa Rica. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Costa Rica)
  • 7 Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 8 Laboratory of Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, Federal University of Bahia, Av. Barão de Jeremoabo s/n Campus Universitário de Ondina, 40170-115 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Brazil)
  • 9 Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health (CERCH), School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 University Ave, Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Environmental Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
136
Pages
47–56
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.011
PMID: 25460620
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Mn plays an important role in fetal development, but the extent to which environmental exposures may cause adverse health effects to the developing fetus is not well understood. Among women living near banana plantations in Costa Rica, we did not observe linear or nonlinear associations of Mn concentrations with lowered birth weight or head circumference, as reported in previous studies. However, we did find positive linear associations between maternal hair Mn concentrations during pregnancy and infant chest circumference.

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