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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55-59

Pesticide risk and recurrent pregnancy loss in females of subhumid region of India

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Georg's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Metal Analysis Laboratory, CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Urology, King Georg's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Biotechnology, Maharshi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shyam Pyari Jaiswar
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow . 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/nmj.NMJ_117_18

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Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the level of pesticides and their role in cases of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Materials and Methods: This was designed as a case–control study. Gas chromatography was used to characterize the pesticide level in 70 cases and 70 controls. Case refers to women with RPL, whereas controls refer to women with full-term delivery. Results: A higher level of pesticide, namely beta-hexachlorocyclohexane, malathion, chlorpyrifos, and fenvalerate was found in the case group as compared to control group (P < 0.05). Conclusions: The present study suggests that high exposure of pesticide (organochlorine and organophosphates) may increase the risk of RPL in females of the subhumid region of India.

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