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Maternal Exposure to Ambient Levels of Benzene and Neural Tube Defects among Offspring

Mothers living in census tracts with the highest benzene levels (0.9 – 2.33 ppbv) were 2.3 times more likely to have offspring with spina bifida than were women living in census tracts with the lowest levels (odds ratio = 2.30; 95% confidence interval, 1.22–4.33). No significant associations were observed between anencephaly and benzene or between any of the NTD phenotypes and toluene, ethylbenzene, or xylene.

Bibliography:
Philip J. Lupo, Elaine Symanski, D. Kim Waller, Wenyaw Chan, Peter H. Langlois, Mark A. Canfield, Laura E. Mitchell
Maternal Exposure to Ambient Levels of Benzene and Neural Tube Defects among Offspring: Texas, 1999–2004
Environ Health Perspect 119:397-402 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1002212 [online 05 October 2010]

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By Andrew Nikiforuk, Birth Defects Linked to Natural Gas Mining, The Tyee, 4 Feb 2014

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