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Maternal Residential Exposure to Agricultural Pesticides and Birth Defects in a 2003 to 2005 North Carolina Birth Cohort

Citation

Rappazzo, Kristen M.; Warren, Joshua L.; Meyer, Robert E.; Herring, Amy H.; Sanders, Alison P.; Brownstein, Naomi C.; & Luben, Thomas J. (2016). Maternal Residential Exposure to Agricultural Pesticides and Birth Defects in a 2003 to 2005 North Carolina Birth Cohort. Birth Defects Research, Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 106(4), 240-249. PMCID: PMC4833532

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Birth defects are responsible for a large proportion of disability and infant mortality. Exposure to a variety of pesticides have been linked to increased risk of birth defects.
METHODS: We conducted a case-control study to estimate the associations between a residence-based metric of agricultural pesticide exposure and birth defects. We linked singleton live birth records for 2003 to 2005 from the North Carolina (NC) State Center for Health Statistics to data from the NC Birth Defects Monitoring Program. Included women had residence at delivery inside NC and infants with gestational ages from 20 to 44 weeks (

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23479

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2016

Journal Title

Birth Defects Research, Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology

Author(s)

Rappazzo, Kristen M.
Warren, Joshua L.
Meyer, Robert E.
Herring, Amy H.
Sanders, Alison P.
Brownstein, Naomi C.
Luben, Thomas J.

PMCID

PMC4833532