Exposure to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy affects the brain two generations later, rat study shows

5 marzo 2015

Prenatal exposure to low doses of the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, change the developing brain in an area involved in metabolism, and some effects are apparent even two generations later, a new study finds. Hereditary effects included increased body weight, but only in descendants of females — and not males — exposed to PCBs in the womb.