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Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and lung function during childhood

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dc.contributor.author Abellan, Alicia
dc.contributor.author Sunyer Deu, Jordi
dc.contributor.author García Esteban, Raquel
dc.contributor.author Basterrechea, Mikel
dc.contributor.author Duarte Salles, Talita, 1985-
dc.contributor.author Ferrero, Amparo
dc.contributor.author García Aymerich, Judith
dc.contributor.author Gascon Merlos, Mireia, 1984-
dc.contributor.author Grimalt Obrador, Joan
dc.contributor.author Lopez-Espinosa, Maria-José
dc.contributor.author Zabaleta, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Vrijheid, Martine
dc.contributor.author Casas Sanahuja, Maribel
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-22T08:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-22T08:31:39Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Abellan A, Sunyer J, Garcia-Esteban R, Basterrechea M, Duarte-Salles T, Ferrero A et al. Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and lung function during childhood. Environ Int. 2019;131:105049. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105049
dc.identifier.issn 0160-4120
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/43360
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds (OCs) can increase the risk of reported respiratory symptoms in children. It remains unclear whether these compounds can also impact on lung function. We assessed the association between prenatal exposure to OCs and lung function during childhood. Methods: We included 1308 mother-child pairs enrolled in a prospective cohort study. Prenatal concentrations of p,p′-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane [p,p′-DDT], p,p′-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene [p,p′-DDE], hexachlorobenzene [HCB], and seven polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs] were measured in cord blood. Spirometry was performed in the offspring at ages 4 (n = 636) and 7 years (n = 1192). Results: More than 80% of samples presented quantifiable levels of p,p′-DDE, HCB, PCB-138, PCB-153, and PCB-180; p,p′-DDE was the compound with the highest median concentrations. At 4 years, prenatal p,p′-DDE exposure was associated with a decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) in all quartiles of exposure (e.g., third quartile [0.23–0.34 ng/mL]: β for FEV1 −53.61 mL, 95% CI −89.87, −17.35, vs. the lowest). Prenatal p,p′-DDE levels also decreased forced vital capacity (FVC) and FEV1/FVC, but associations did not reach statistical significance in most exposure quartiles. At 7 years, p,p′-DDE was associated with a decrease in FVC and FEV1 in only the second quartile of exposure (e.g. β for FEV1 −36.96 mL, 95% CI −66.22, −7.70, vs. the lowest). Prenatal exposure to HCB was associated with decreased FVC and FEV1, but in only the second quartile and at 7 years (e.g. [0.07–0.14 ng/mL]: β for FEV1 −25.79 mL, 95% CI −55.98, 4.39, vs. the lowest). PCBs were not consistently associated with lung function. Conclusion: Prenatal exposure to p,p′-DDE may decrease lung function during childhood, especially FEV1 and at medium levels of exposure. Further and deeper knowledge on the impact of environmental chemicals during pregnancy on lung development is needed.
dc.description.sponsorship Gipuzkoa: This study was funded by grants from Instituto de Salud Carlos III (FIS-PI06/0867 and FIS-PI09/00090), CIBERESP, Department of Health of the Basque Government (2005111093, 2009111069, 2013111089 and 2015111065), and the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa (DFG06/002, DFG08/001 and DFG15/221) and annual agreements with the municipalities of the study area (Zumarraga, Urretxu, Legazpi, Azkoitia y Azpeitia y Beasain). Sabadell: This study was funded by grants from Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Red INMA G03/176; CB06/02/0041; PI041436; PI081151 incl. FEDER funds; CP16/00128), CIBERESP, Generalitat de Catalunya-CIRIT 1999SGR 00241, Generalitat de Catalunya-AGAUR 2009 SGR 501, Fundació La marató de TV3 (090430), EU Commission (261357). ISGlobal is a member of the CERCA Programme, Generalitat de Catalunya. Valencia: This study was funded by Grants from UE (FP7-ENV-2011 cod 282957 and HEALTH.2010.2.4.5-1), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (G03/176; FIS-FEDER: PI11/01007, PI11/02591, PI11/02038, PI12/00610, PI13/1944, PI13/2032, PI14/00891, PI14/01687, PI16/1288, and PI17/0663; Miguel Servet-FEDER CP11/00178, CP15/00025, and MSII16/00051), Alicia Koplowitz Foundation 2017, and Generalitat Valenciana: FISABIO (UGP 15-230, UGP-15-244, and UGP-15-249).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Environment International. 2019;131:105049
dc.rights © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY/4.0/
dc.title Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and lung function during childhood
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105049
dc.subject.keyword Birth cohort
dc.subject.keyword Children
dc.subject.keyword Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene
dc.subject.keyword Lung function
dc.subject.keyword Organochlorine compounds
dc.subject.keyword Prenatal exposure
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/261357
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/282957
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