Risk in the womb?

Read the full story in Yale Alumni Magazine.

Between ten and twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage. While doctors are often hard-pressed to explain the biological reasons behind this heartbreaking statistic, a growing body of research has suggested that perhaps a quarter of all miscarriages have at least one known risk factor. Yale School of Public Health epidemiologist Zeyan Liew and his colleagues have zeroed in on one potential culprit: a group of widely used artificial chemicals known as PFAS, shorthand for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Associated journal article: Zeyan Liew,Jiajun Luo,Ellen A. Nohr,Bodil Hammer Bech,Rossana Bossi,Onyebuchi A. Arah,and Jørn Olsen (2020). “Maternal Plasma Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Miscarriage: A Nested Case–Control Study in the Danish National Birth Cohort.”
Environmental Health Perspectives 128:4 CID: 047007 https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP6202

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