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What Is in the Caribbean Baby? Assessing Prenatal Exposures and Potential Health Outcomes to Environmental Contaminants in 10 Caribbean Countries

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.112
Pages: 
23–8
Synopsis: 
Caribbean fetuses are being exposed to various environmental chemicals known to have adverse health and developmental effects. The impacts of such exposures need to be thoroughly evaluated in order to minimize such adverse exposures in the future.
 

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To assess prenatal exposures and potential health outcomes to environmental toxicants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), commonly used pesticides, and two heavy metals – mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) – in 10 Caribbean countries.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015
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