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Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds
Date:7/11/2012

s found that people exposed to PCE made more major errors in color discrimination than those not exposed. The levels of color confusion were greatest among people with high exposure levels. PCE previously has been implicated in deficiencies in color discrimination, mainly among adults with occupational exposures. The new study is the first to assess "the associations between prenatal and early childhood exposure to PCE and adult vision," Aschengrau said. The findings suggest that "the effects of early life PCE-exposure on color discrimination may be irreversible."
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Contact: Ann Aschengrau
aaschen@bu.edu
Boston University Medical Center
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