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Assessment of Reproductive Disorders and Birth Defects in Communities near Hazardous Chemical Sites. I. Birth Defects and Developmental Disorders

Citation

Savitz, David A.; Bornschein, Robert L.; Amler, Robert W.; Bove, Frank I.; Edmonds, Larry D.; Hanson, James W.; Kaye, Wendy E.; Khoury, Muin; Kiely, Michelle; & Lemasters, Grace K., et al. (1997). Assessment of Reproductive Disorders and Birth Defects in Communities near Hazardous Chemical Sites. I. Birth Defects and Developmental Disorders. Reproductive Toxicology, 11(2-3), 223-30.

Abstract

Members of the workgroup on birth defects and developmental disorders discussed methods to assess structural anomalies, genetic changes and mutations, fetal and infant mortality, functional deficits, and impaired fetal and neonatal growth. Tier 1 assessments for all five adverse reproductive outcomes consist of questionnaires and reviews of medical records rather than laboratory testing of biologic specimens. The work-group members noted a role for neurodevelopmental testing and for limited genetic studies, such as karyotyping in Tier 2 assessments. Emerging methodologies to identify chromosomal aberrations, DNA adducts, and repair inhibition were reserved for Tier 3.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0890-6238(96)00106-2

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Reproductive Toxicology

Author(s)

Savitz, David A.
Bornschein, Robert L.
Amler, Robert W.
Bove, Frank I.
Edmonds, Larry D.
Hanson, James W.
Kaye, Wendy E.
Khoury, Muin
Kiely, Michelle
Lemasters, Grace K.
Sever, Lowell E.
Shepard, Thomas H.
Spengler, Robert F.
Steinberg, Karen K.
Yeargin-Allsopp, Marshalyn

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

11

Issue Number

2-3

Pages

223-30

Reference ID

1124