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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Intrauterine Exposure of Humans to PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls): Newborn Effects.
Author Fein, G. ; Jacobson, J. L. ; Jacobson, S. W. ; Schwarz, P. ;
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Public Health. ;Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Dept. of Psychology.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-808520; EPA-600/3-84-060;
Stock Number PB84-188887
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Fetuses ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Humans ; Exposure ; Food consumption ; Pregnancy ; Fishes ; Lake Michigan ; Behavior ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Intrauterine ; Mothers milk
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-188887 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 89p
The effect of low-level chronic exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from consumption of Lake Michigan fish was assessed in pregnant women and their newborn offspring. Low levels of PCBs remain in the human body for some time, and caused, in this sample, decreases in birth weight, head circumference, and gestational age of the newborn. PCBs appeared to be transmitted to the infants prior to birth through the maternal serum, and after birth through breast milk. Behavioral deficiencies were observed in the infants exposed to PCBs both in autonomic immaturity and depressed responsiveness.