Atrazine and pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence.
Bottom Line: As a quantitative meta-analysis was not feasible, the study results were categorized qualitatively as positive, , or mixed.Without good quality data, the results are difficult to assess; however, it is worth noting that none of the outcome categories demonstrated consistent positive associations across studies.Considering the poor quality of the data and the lack of robust findings across studies, conclusions about a causal link between ATR and adverse pregnancy outcomes are not warranted.
Affiliation: Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia.Show MeSH
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Mentions: As shown in Figure 2, the most commonly addressed endpoints in this group of studies were SGA (six reports) and premature delivery (four reports). As with data for birth defects, none of the outcome categories demonstrated consistent positive associations across studies. For most outcomes, a weight of evidence assessment was not possible because they were examined in only one or two studies.
Affiliation: Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia.