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Research Article

Perfluorinated Compounds in Umbilical Cord Blood and Adverse Birth Outcomes

  • Mei-Huei Chen,

    Affiliations: Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Pediatrics, Cardinal Tien Hospital Yonghe Branch, New Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Eun-Hee Ha,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Ting-Wen Wen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Yi-Ning Su,

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Genetics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Clinical Genomics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Guang-Wen Lien,

    Affiliation: Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chia-Yang Chen,

    Affiliations: Institute of Environmental Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Public Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Pau-Chung Chen mail,

    hsiehws@ntu.edu.tw (WSH); pchen@ntu.edu.tw (PCC)

    Affiliations: Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Public Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Wu-Shiun Hsieh mail

    hsiehws@ntu.edu.tw (WSH); pchen@ntu.edu.tw (PCC)

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Published: August 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042474

About the Authors

Mei-Huei Chen, Ting-Wen Wen, Guang-Wen Lien, Pau-Chung Chen
Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
Mei-Huei Chen
Department of Pediatrics, Cardinal Tien Hospital Yonghe Branch, New Taipei, Taiwan
Eun-Hee Ha
Department of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Yi-Ning Su
Department of Medical Genetics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Yi-Ning Su
Institute of Clinical Genomics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
Chia-Yang Chen
Institute of Environmental Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
Chia-Yang Chen, Pau-Chung Chen
Department of Public Health, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan
Pau-Chung Chen
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
Wu-Shiun Hsieh
Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WSH PCC MHC TWW YNS GWL CYC. Performed the experiments: TWW GWL CYC. Analyzed the data: PCC MHC EHH WSH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YNS CYC. Wrote the paper: MHC EHH PCC WSH.