Low-level arsenic exposure during pregnancy and its association with postpartum depression: A cohort study of women from Arica, Chile
Publication date: November 2017
Source:Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique, Volume 65, Issue 6
Author(s): M. Valdés, A. Hanchey, M.P. Muñoz, B. Baumert, V. Iglesias
BackgroundWhile the relationship between inorganic arsenic exposure and psychological impairment has been studied previously, the association between low-level arsenic exposure during pregnancy and postpartum depression has not yet been examined. The objective is to estimate the association between low-level arsenic exposure during pregnancy and the Edinburgh score.MethodsA sample of 223 women was collected from five...