Tag: Polychlorinated biphenyl

Environmental pollutant has sex-skewing effect

Re-Post 2008 Contact: Graeme Baldwin graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com 44-020-707-94804 BioMed Central Women exposed to high levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls – a group of banned environmental pollutants) are less likely to give birth to male children. A study published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health found that […]

PCB cocktails for two: Effects Second Generation

Re-Post for filing 2008 Contact: Judith Jansen bor2@ssr.org 608-256-2777 Society for the Study of Reproduction   Since the 1962 publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, awareness of how environmental toxicants can impact fertility has increased. In an article on p. 1091 of this issue, Steinberg and colleagues […]

Maternal exposure to persistent organic pollutants linked to urologic conditions in boys

Repost for filing 2008 Contact: Lacey Holt lholt@auanet.org American Urological Association AUA 2008: Maternal exposure to persistent organic pollutants linked to urologic conditions in boys ORLANDO, FL, MAY 18, 2008—Higher incidences of congenital anomalies, including cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) and hypospadias, were found in boys whose mothers had higher […]

Environmental toxin Bisphenol A can affect newborn brain “poorer adaptation to new environments, as well hyperactivity as young adults” from a single exposure

Contact: Henrik Viberg henrik.viberg@ebc.uu.se 46-070-171-9060 Uppsala University Newborn mice that are exposed to Bisphenol A develop changes in their spontaneous behavior and evince poorer adaptation to new environments, as well hyperactivity as young adults. This has been shown by researchers at Uppsala University. Their study also revealed that […]