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Geospatial association between adverse birth outcomes and arsenic in groundwater in New Hampshire, USA

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Shi, X., Ayotte, J.D., Onda, A., Miller, S.D., Rees, J.R., Gilbert-Diamond, D., Onega, T.L., Gui, J., Karagas, M.R., and Moeschler, J.B., 2014, Geospatial association between low birth weight and arsenic in groundwater in New Hampshire, USA: Environmental Geochemistry and Health, v. 37, p. 333-351.

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There is increasing evidence of the role of arsenic in the etiology of adverse human reproductive outcomes. Because drinking water can be a major source of arsenic to pregnant women, the effect of arsenic exposure through drinking water on human birth may be revealed by a geospatial association between arsenic concentration in groundwater and birth problems, particularly in a region where private wells substantially account for water supply, like New Hampshire, USA. We calculated town-level rates of preterm birth and term low birth weight (term LBW) for New Hampshire, by using data for 1997–2009 stratified by maternal age. We smoothed the rates by using a locally weighted averaging method to increase the statistical stability. The [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1007/s10653-014-9651-2
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