Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Environ Health Rep. 2019 Oct 21. doi: 10.1007/s40572-019-00252-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Joint Impact of Synthetic Chemical and Non-chemical Stressors on Children's Health.

Author information

1
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers School of Public Health, 170 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, USA. Emily.barrett@eohsi.rutgers.edu.
2
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

Pregnant women are exposed to numerous synthetic chemicals (e.g., pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls) in their daily lives as well as a range of non-chemical stressors, including poverty, depression, discrimination, and stressful life events. Although many studies have examined individual exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors in relation to child health outcomes, very few studies have considered these exposures together. Here, we review the recent epidemiologic literature on the joint impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on child outcomes.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Considerable co-exposure to chemical and non-chemical stressors occurs in vulnerable populations. Non-chemical stressors may modify the impact of chemical exposures on children's health, typically exacerbating their negative impact, but associations differ considerably by the chemicals and populations of interest. Additional research is urgently needed to better understand the cumulative risks of multiple stressors on children's health and the underlying physiological mechanisms.

KEYWORDS:

Chemical; Perinatal; Pregnancy; Stress

PMID:
31637664
DOI:
10.1007/s40572-019-00252-6

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Springer
Loading ...
Support Center