Findings: CHAMACOS Health Outcomes

Organophosphate (OP) pesticides:

  • Mothers’ exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides during pregnancy is associated with:
    • Shorter duration of pregnancy. (Go to publication)
    • Poorer neonatal reflexes. (Go to publication)
    • Lower IQ and poorer cognitive functioning in children. (Go to publication 12)
    • Increased risk of attention problems in children. (Go to publication)

Organochlorine (OC) compounds:


  • Higher levels of DDT in mother’s blood during pregnancy were associated with:
    • Poorer mental development in their children at age 2. (Go to publication)
    • But not with neonatal neurodevelopment.  (Go to Publication)
    • But not with fetal growth. (Go to publication)


  • Prenatal exposure to PCBs (organochlorine compounds) is associated with:
    • Altered thyroid hormone levels in mothers. (Go to publication)
    • For certain PCBs, prenatal exposure was associated with neonatal thyroid hormone levels. (Go to publication)

Flame Retardants:

  • Higher PBDE exposures during pregnancy were associated with:
    • Decreased female fertility. (Go to publication)
    • Altered maternal thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy. (Go to publication)
    • Lower infant birth weight. (Go to publication)
    • But not with neonatal thyroid hormone. (Go to publication)

See also:

  • All CHAMACOS publications.
  • CERCH Publications Directory to search by category.

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