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Main Title Postnatal Alterations in Development Resulting from Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides.
Author Kavlock, R. J. ; Rogers, J. M. ; Gray, L. E. ; Chernoff, N. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/173;
Stock Number PB86-229895
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Embryos ; Exposure ; Pregnancy ; Morphology ; Postnatal alterations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-229895 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
Alterations in the developmental processes of embryos resulting from exposure to chemicals are not limited to morphological abnormalities that can be observed in the near term fetus. In the research on the developmental toxicology of pesticides the authors have noted morphological defects (cataracts, ablation of Harderian gland development, malformation of the otoliths) in postnatal offspring exposed prenatally that could not be detected in fetal examinations because of the immature nature of these structures at that stage of development. In addition, other effects on physiological functions have been detected (locomotor hyperactivity, and decreased renal concentrating ability) that have no obvious morphological basis. Thus, a postnatal component of a standard teratology bioassay can yield critical new information in the overall assessment of developmental toxicity.