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"The prenatal period is exquisitely sensitive to environmental disturbance because that's when the tissues are developing."
"Evidence from our study shows that women born in the U.S. before DDT was banned have an increased risk of hypertension that might be explained by increased DDT exposure. And the children of people in areas where DDT is still used may have an increased risk, as well."
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Prenatal Exposure to the Pesticide DDT and Hypertension Diagnosed in Women Before Age 50: A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study
Michele La Merrill, Piera M. Cirillo, Mary Beth Terry, Nickilou Y. Krigbaum, Julie D. Flom, and Barbara A. Cohn
Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2013, doi:10.1289/ehp.1205921
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