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Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Bangladesh

Milton, Abdul; Smith, Wayne T; Rahman, Bayzidur; Hasan, Ziaul; Kulsum, Umme; Dear, Keith; Rakibuddin, M; Ali, Azahar

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Background: Chronic exposure to arsenic through drinking water has the potential to cause adverse pregnancy outcomes, although the association has not been demonstrated conclusively. This cross-sectional study assessed the association between arsenic in drinking water and spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, and neonatal death. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 533 women were interviewed. Information on sociodemographic characteristics, drinking water use, and adverse pregnancy outcomes was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83827
Source: Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1097/01.ede.0000147105.94041.e6

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