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Project Publications: Harvard School of Public Health: In utero Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Pesticides and Metals in Relation to Cognitive Function in Childhood

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In utero Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Pesticides and Metals in Relation to Cognitive Function in Childhood

Project Leader: Susan A. Korrick
Grant Number: P42ES005947
Funding Period: 1995 - 2006

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  • Rokoff LB, Coull BA, Enlow MB, Korrick SA. 2023. Associations of prenatal chemical and nonchemical stressors with early-adulthood anxiety and depressive symptoms. Environ Health Perspect 131(2):27004. doi:10.1289/EHP11171 PMID:36749608 PMCID:PMC9904409





  • Verner M, Hart JE, Sagiv SK, Bellinger DC, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. 2015. Measured prenatal and estimated postnatal levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and ADHD-related behaviors in 8-year-old children. Environ Health Perspect 123(9):888-894. doi:10.1289/ehp.1408084 PMID:25769180 PMCID:PMC4559949


  • Orenstein ST, Thurston SW, Bellinger DC, Schwartz J, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. 2014. Prenatal organochlorine and methylmercury exposure and memory and learning in school-age children in communities near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site, Massachusetts. Environ Health Perspect 122:1253-1259. doi:10.1289/ehp.1307804 PMID:25062363 PMCID:PMC4216164


  • Sagiv SK, Thurston SW, Bellinger DC, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. 2012. Neuropsychological measures of attention and impulse control among 8-year old children exposed prenatally to organochlorines. Environ Health Perspect 120:904-909. doi:10.1289/ehp.1104372 PMID:22357172 PMCID:PMC3385436


  • Sagiv SK, Nugent JK, Brazelton TB, Choi AL, Tolbert PE, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. 2008. Prenatal organochlorine exposure and measures of behavior in infancy using the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). Environ Health Perspect 116(5):666-673. doi:10.1289/ehp.10553 PMID:18470320 PMCID:PMC2367684


  • Choi AL, Levy JI, Dockery DW, Ryan LM, Tolbert PE, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. 2006. Does living near a Superfund site contribute to higher polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure?. Environ Health Perspect 114(7):1092-1098. PMID:1683506 PMCID:PMC1513320


  • Hauser R, Williams PL, Altshul LM, Korrick SA, Peeples L, Patterson DG, Turner WE, Lee MM, Revich B, Zeilert V, Sergeyev O. 2004. Characterization and predictors of serum dioxin levels among adolescent boys in Chapaevsk, Russia. Organohalogen Compounds 66:3245-3251.
  • Quintana PJ, Delfino RJ, Korrick SA, Ziogas A, Kutz FW, Jones EL, Laden F, Garshick E. 2004. Adipose tissue levels of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Environ Health Perspect 112(8):854-861. PMID:15175172


  • Lee MM, Sergeyev O, Williams PL, Korrick SA, Zeilert V, Revich B, Hauser R. 2003. Physical growth and sexual maturation of boys in Chapaevsk, Russia. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism 16:169-178. PMID:12713253
  • Longnecker MP, Wolff MS, Gladen BC, Brock JW, Grandjean P, Jacobson JL, Korrick SA, Rogan WJ, Weisglass-Kuperus N, Hertz-Picciotto I, Ayotte P, Stewart P, Winneke G, Charles MJ, Jacobson SW, Dewailly E, Boersma E, Altshul LM, Heinzow B, Pagano JJ, Jensen AA. 2003. Comparison of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) levels across studies of human neurodevelopment. Environ Health Perspect 111(1):65-70. PMID:12515680


  • Jay J, Ford T. 2002. Water concentrations, bioaccumulation and human health implications of heavy metals in Lake Chapala. In: The Lerma-Chapala Watershed: Evaluation and Management. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, NY. pp.123-136.
  • Korrick SA, Altshul LM, Revich B, Bobovnikova TS, Chernik G. 2002. Semen quality and serum organochlorine levels. Organohalogen Compounds 59:395-398.
  • Korrick SA, Laden F, Garshick E. 2002. Organochlorine levels in adipose tissue and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Epidemiology 13(4):601.
  • Korrick SA, Schwartz J, Tsaih S, Hunter DJ, Aro A, Rosner B, Speizer FE, Hu H. 2002. Correlates of bone and blood lead levels among middle-aged and elderly women. Am J Epidemiol 156:335-343. PMID:12181103
  • Longnecker MP, Korrick SA, Moysich KB. 2002. Human health effects of polychlorinated biphenyls. In: Dioxins and Health.
  • Sergeyev O, Revich B, Williams PL, Korrick SA, Zeilert V, Lee MM, Ushkova T, Saharov I, Altshul LM, Hauser R. 2002. A case-cohort study of cryptorchidism, hypospadias, and delayed sexual maturation in a dioxin contaminated region: Chapaevsk, Russia. Organohalogen Compounds 59:385-388.


  • Altshul LM, Tolbert PE, Korrick SA. 2001. Comparison of cord blood and maternal milk PCB, p,p'-DDE, and HCB levels between siblings and across six months of lactation. Organohalogen Compounds 52:277-281.
  • Korrick SA. 2001. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and neurodevelopment in general population samples. In: Recent Advances in the Environmental Toxicology and Health Effects of PCBs. University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, KY.
  • Korrick SA, Chen CY, Damokosh AI, Ni J, Liu X, Cho B, Altshul LM, Ryan LM, Xu X. 2001. Association of DDT with spontaneous abortion: a case-control study. Ann Epidemiol 11(7):491-496. PMID:11557181


  • Hoppin JA, Tolbert PE, Holly EA, Brock JW, Korrick SA, Altshul LM, Zhang RH, Burse VW, Needham LL, Bracci PM. 2000. Pancreatic cancer and serum organochlorine levels. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9(2):199-205. PMID:10698482
  • Korrick SA, Altshul LM, Tolbert PE, Burse VW, Needham LL, Monson RR. 2000. Measurement of PCBs, DDE, and hexachlorobenzene in cord blood from infants born in towns adjacent to a PCB-contaminated waste site. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 10(Supp.6):743-754. PMID:11138666
  • Korrick SA, Damokosh AI, Chen CY, Cho B, Altshul LM, Xu X. 2000. Serum DDT and DDE levels and spontaneous abortion. Epidemiology 151:S24.
  • Sergeyev O, Zeilert V, Revich B, Ushkova T, Williams PL, Korrick SA, Lee MM, Altshul LM, Adibi J, Hauser R. 2000. Sexual and physical maturation of male adolescents in a dioxin contaminated region: Chapaevsk, Russia. Organohalogen Compounds 48:211-214.


  • Altshul LM, Korrick SA, Tolbert PE, Monson RR. 1999. Cord blood levels of PCBs, p,p'-DDE and HCB in infants born in communities adjacent to a PCB-contaminated hazardous waste site. Organohalogen Compounds 4:67-70.
  • Korrick SA, Hunter DJ, Rotnitzky A, Hu H, Speizer FE. 1999. Lead and hypertension in a sample of middle-aged women. Am J Public Health 89:330-335. PMID:10076481


  • Korrick SA, Altshul LM. 1998. High breast milk levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among four women living adjacent to a PCB-contaminated waste site. Environ Health Perspect 106:513-518. PMID:9681980
  • Korrick SA, Altshul LM, Revich B, Bobovnikova TS, Chernik G. 1998. The association of polychlorinated biphenyls and pesticides with infertility. In: Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants (Dioxin 98). Stockholm, Sweden.
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