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Neonatal Thyroid Function in Seveso 25 Years after Maternal Exposure to Dioxin

  • Andrea Baccarelli mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: abaccare@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

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  • Sara M Giacomini,

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

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  • Carlo Corbetta,

    Affiliation: Neonatal Screening Laboratory, “V. Buzzi” Children's Hospital, Milan, Italy

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  • Maria Teresa Landi,

    Affiliation: Genetic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health/Department of Health and Human Services (NIH/DHHS), Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Matteo Bonzini,

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

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  • Dario Consonni,

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

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  • Paolo Grillo,

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

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  • Donald G Patterson Jr.,

    Affiliation: EnviroSolutions Consulting, Jasper, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Angela C Pesatori,

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

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  • Pier Alberto Bertazzi

    Affiliations: Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

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  • Published: July 29, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050161

About the Authors

Andrea Baccarelli
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andrea Baccarelli, Sara M Giacomini, Matteo Bonzini, Dario Consonni, Paolo Grillo, Angela C Pesatori, Pier Alberto Bertazzi
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Clinica del Lavoro “L. Devoto,” University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Andrea Baccarelli, Sara M Giacomini, Matteo Bonzini, Dario Consonni, Paolo Grillo, Angela C Pesatori, Pier Alberto Bertazzi
Department of Preventive Medicine, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy
Carlo Corbetta
Neonatal Screening Laboratory, “V. Buzzi” Children's Hospital, Milan, Italy
Maria Teresa Landi
Genetic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health/Department of Health and Human Services (NIH/DHHS), Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Donald G Patterson Jr.
EnviroSolutions Consulting, Jasper, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: abaccare@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AB, CC, DC, and PAB designed the study. SMG and PG organized and performed the data collection. MTL, DGP, ACP, and PAB designed and established the Seveso Choracne Study. MB performed data analyses under AB's and DC's supervision. AB and SMG wrote the manuscript. AB, SMG, CC, MTL, MB, DC, PG, DGP, ACP, and PAB contributed to the data interpretation and critical revision of the manuscript.