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Correlation Between Pesticide Use in Agriculture and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Brazil: An Ecological Study



This ecological study analyzed the association between pesticide use and prematurity, low weight and congenital abnormality at birth, infant death by congenital abnormality, and fetal death in Brazil in 2001. Simple linear regression analysis has determined a positive association between pesticide use and prematurity, low birth weight, and congenital abnormality. The association between pesticide use and low birth weight ( p = 0.045) and, congenital abnormality ( p = 0.004) and infant death rate by congenital abnormality ( p = 0.039) remained after the adjustment made by the proportion of pregnant women with a low number of prenatal care visits.



Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and ToxicologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2010

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-010-0027-8

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