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Aerial application of mancozeb and urinary ethylene thiourea (ETU) concentrations among pregnant women in Costa Rica: the Infants' Environmental Health Study (ISA).
(Research: Children´s health, 2014-12)
Background: Mancozeb and its main metabolite ethylene thiourea (ETU) may alter thyroid function; thyroid hormones are essential for fetal brain development. In Costa Rica, mancozeb is aerially sprayed at large-scale ...
Maternal blood and hair manganese concentrations, fetal growth, and length of gestation in the ISA cohort in Costa Rica
Background: Animal studies have shown that both deficiency and excess manganese (Mn) may result in decreased fetal size and weight, but human studies have reported inconsistent results. Methods: We examined the association ...
Blood and hair manganese concentrations in pregnant women from the infants' environmental health study (ISA) in Costa Rica
(American Chemical Society, 2014-03)
Manganese (Mn), an essential nutrient, is a neurotoxicant at high concentrations. We measured Mn concentrations in repeated blood and hair samples collected from 449 pregnant women living near banana plantations with ...