Weight and head circumference at birth in function of placental paraben load in Belgium: an ENVIRONAGE birth cohort study

Last updated on 3-2-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Background Parabens are a group of esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid utilized as antimicrobial preservatives in many personal care products. Epidemiological studies regarding the adverse effects of parabens on fetuses are limited. The aim of this study was to determine the association between placental paraben exposure and birth outcomes. We assessed paraben concentrations in placental tissue, which potentially gives a better understanding of fetal exposure than the maternal urinary concentrations which are the current golden standard. Methods Placental tissue was collected immedi…

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