Print Email Facebook Twitter Effects of Perinatal Exposure to PCBs on Neuropsychological Functions in the Rotterdam Cohort at 9 Years of Age Title Effects of Perinatal Exposure to PCBs on Neuropsychological Functions in the Rotterdam Cohort at 9 Years of Age Author Vreugdenhil, H.J.I. Emmen, H.H. Mulder, P.G.H. Weisglas-Kuperus, N. TNO Voeding Publication year 2004 Abstract PCBs are known for their neurotoxic properties, especially on the developing brain. To increase insight into the neurotoxic effects of PCB exposure, the authors studied the effects of perinatal exposure to environmental levels of these compounds on different neuropsychological domains. In 9-year-old children of the Rotterdam PCB-dioxin cohort, higher prenatal PCB levels were associated with longer response times (RTs), more variation in RTs, and lower scores on the Tower of London (TOL; Shallice, 1982). A longer breast-feeding duration was associated with lower TOL scores and with better spatial organizational skills. There was some evidence of negative effects of lactational exposure to PCBs on scores on the TOL. Subject Health PackagingAnalytical researchpolychlorinated biphenylarticlebreast feedingbreast milkchildcohort analysiscomparative studycontrolled studydecision makingdrug effectenvironmental exposurefemalehumaninfantintelligencelactationlearningmajor clinical studymaleNetherlandsneuropsychological testneuropsychologyneurotoxicitynonparametric testpollutantpregnancyprenatal exposurepriority journalpsychomotor performancereaction timeregression analysisresponse timescoring systemshort term memoryvisionBreast FeedingChildCohort StudiesDecision MakingEnvironmental PollutantsFemaleHumansIntelligenceMaleMaternal ExposureMemory, Short-TermMilk, HumanNetherlandsNeuropsychological TestsPolychlorinated BiphenylsPregnancyPrenatal Exposure Delayed EffectsPsychomotor PerformanceReaction TimeRegression AnalysisStatistics, NonparametricVerbal LearningVisual Perception To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:6d59cfa2-d30c-4ccc-8fd7-aa55def488d5 DOI https://doi.org/10.1037/0894-4188.8.131.52 TNO identifier 237563 ISSN 0894-4105 Source Neuropsychology, 18 (1), 185-193 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.