INMA: “Families with a Higher Socioeconomic Position Have a Greater Risk of Exposure to Chemical Contaminants”
A higher socioeconomic position is associated to greater exposure to several environmental chemical contaminants –such as various per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), mercury and arsenic– during pregnancy and childhood. This is the conclusion reached by a new European study where INMA Project has particiapted which has described the relationship between the socioeconomic position of 1,300 pregnant women and their children of aged 6 to 12 years and exposure to 41 environmental contaminants.
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