Navigation Links
Women 16-49 at risk of multiple pollutants
Date:11/28/2012

who participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The survey was designed to represent the national population of 134.5 million women of childbearing age. Because the original study also elicited a wide variety of information on health behaviors, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, Thompson and Boekelheide were able to identify specific risk factors associated with increased odds of having higher blood levels of lead, mercury, and PCBs.

They found several statistically significant risk factors. The most prominent among them was age. As women grew older, their risk of exceeding the median blood level in two or more of these pollutants grew exponentially to the point where women aged 30 to 39 had 12 times greater risk and women aged 40 to 49 had a risk 30 times greater than those women aged 16 to 19.

Thompson said women aged 40 to 49 would be at greatest risk not only because these chemicals accumulate in the body over time, but also because these women were born in the 1950s and 1960s before most environmental protection laws were enacted.

Fish and heavy alcohol consumption also raised the risk of having higher blood levels. Women who ate fish more than once a week during the prior 30 days had 4.5 times the risk of exceeding the median in two or more of these pollutants. Women who drank heavily had a milder but still substantially elevated risk.

Fish, especially top predators like swordfish and albacore tuna, are known to accumulate high levels of mercury and PCBs, Thompson said. However, there is no known reason why they found a statistically higher association between heavy drinking and a higher body burden of pollutants.

One risk factor significantly reduced a woman's risk of having elevated blood levels of the pollutants, but it was not good news: breastfeeding. Women who had breastfed at least one child for at least a month sometim
'/>"/>

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
2. 62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active
3. Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
4. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
5. Timing pregnancy an important health concern for women
6. White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
7. Stress contributes to cognitive declines in women with breast cancer, researcher says
8. Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
9. Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
10. Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes
11. Research shows efficacy of treatment model developed at Women & Infants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Women 16-49 at risk of multiple pollutants
(Date:7/28/2014)... A lush green lawn offers the perfect ... However, the summer heat, lack of rain, foot traffic, and ... and unhealthy. The Grounds Guys recommends these suggestions for nurturing ... once a week and set the height on the lawn ... grass roots from heat and allows roots to retain water ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 An estimated 68,000 women ... metastatic breast and prostate cancers – an aggressive form ... spread to other parts of the body, such as ... Drexel University College of Medicine have developed ... inhibits metastatic progression by blocking tumor cells from β€œre-seeding.” ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Ticket Down is ... tickets in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. The ... the USA and it is an eight team tourney. ... world including teams from La Liga, Serie A, English Premier ... battle it out on the pitch include: Manchester United, ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is a ... in Miami, FL at the Sun Life Stadium in early ... between Argentina and Brazil has is one that has continues ... rivalries are forming on a consistent basis. The rivalry ... height in the recent 2014 World Cup. To the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more ... research has found. In fact, the study of more ... to 80 percent more likely to get a pacemaker than ... from this study is why folks with dementia are so ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nurturing Lawns in the Summer Heat: The Grounds Guys® Offers Tips on Caring for Lawns This Summer 2Health News:Drexel Scientists Develop Compound to Stop Spread of Metastatic Cancer Cells 2Health News:Drexel Scientists Develop Compound to Stop Spread of Metastatic Cancer Cells 3Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 3Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 3Health News:Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats 2Health News:Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats 3
... Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a prevailing issue in ... every year. A new study reveals that Pycnogenol, (pic-noj-en-all), ... French maritime pine tree, reduces ADHD in children. The ... and dopamine, resulting in a decrease of ADHD. ...
... NSERC Idea to Innovations grant and an Ontario Early ... and Nanosystems Laboratory ( http://amnl.mie.utoronto.ca ) at the University ... technology for automated microinjection of zebrafish embryos. , ... microrobotic system is capable of immobilizing a large number ...
... (Sept. 12, 2007) For the first time in ... ocean corals in its annual report of wildlife going ... by Conservation International (CI) and implemented jointly with the ... Charles Darwin Research Station and other regional institutions to ...
... helps teens make better food choices as adults, study finds ... dinner with their families on a regular basis are also ... a new study shows. , These teens also go on ... , Reporting in the Journal of the American Dietetic ...
... Medical,Technologies, Inc. today reported to its board of ... to include England, Canada, New,Zealand and Australia. ... began to come in as a result of ... the ReBuilder System(R). Through,word of mouth and the ...
... may be the last taboo,in our society, a subject that ... to fear -- to be avoided no matter what the ... "Triumph" is the result of daily writing over the ... about Darlyne,s,impending death and Philip,s loss. They have written this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New study: Pine bark extract reduces ADHD symptoms in children 2Health News:Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time 2Health News:Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time 3Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion 2Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion 3Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion 4Health News:'Triumph' -- Traveling Towards Death: Preparing for a New Life 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- June 28 th , ... which has developed the AMAS cancer test, is making its ... To date, the test, which is a serum-based in vitro ... emerging as a significant tool in the fight against cancer ... With an estimated 17 million cancer survivors in the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  Surgical Theater, LLC ... to its Business Advisory Board. New members include ... President for Business Development and New Technologies for ... , former Senior Vice President and General Manager ... Theater applies flight simulation technology to brain surgery ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  VigeneTech, Inc, in ... of LEGENDplex™ Data Analysis Software, an OEM software ... cytometers.  BioLegend develops and offers varieties of bead-based ... With the support of VigeneTech,s data analysis software, ... analyzed and easily reported LEGENDplex™ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Oncolab, Inc. Exhibits Pioneering AMAS Cancer Test at AACC 2Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 2Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 3Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 4Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 5VigeneTech Releases New Powerful Software for Flow Cytometry Data Analysis 2
... LAKE CITY, Jan. 28, 2011 TechniScan (OTC Bulletin ... engaged in the development and commercialization of an automated ... Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at RetailInvestorConferences.com. DATE: ... ESTLINK: , www.retailinvestorconferences.com This will be a live, ...
... BioSciences, Inc. (NasdaqCM: DARA), a biopharmaceutical development company ... through proof of concept in humans for subsequent ... today that Richard Franco, CEO, will present at ... 5:00 PM ESTLINK: , www.retailinvestorconferences.com This will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:TechniScan to Present Live, Online at RetailInvestorConferences.com on February 3rd 2DARA BioSciences to Present Live at RetailInvestorConferences.com on February 3 2DARA BioSciences to Present Live at RetailInvestorConferences.com on February 3 3
... The NU-5510 DHD AutoFlow Direct ... HEPA filtration guarantying the greatest control ... cycles, both at 95C wet decontamination ... are exceptionally useful for cell line ...
... upright freezer uses ultra-thin vacuum insulation ... urethane insulation, to increase storage capacity, ... (336) 2" boxes or 3,336 samples. ... reduces energy consumption and extends compressor ...
... Advanced Series CO2 Incubators ... reliability. Microprocessor achieves precise temperature ... natural evaporation & RH% is ... CO2 and RH are displayed ...
... incubator with 6-sided direct heating provides ... lighter-weight incubator with greater internal storage ... HEPA filtered CO2 inlet, heated outer ... fanless, convection air circulation optimize culture ...
Medicine Products: