Nigerian Medical Journal

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

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


Akancha Pandey1, Shyam Pyari Jaiswar1, Nasreen Ghazi Ansari2, Sujata Deo1, Pushplata Sankhwar1, Shriya Pant3, Sushil Upadhyay4 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Pandey A, Jaiswar SP, Ansari NG, Deo S, Sankhwar P, Pant S, Upadhyay S. Pesticide risk and recurrent pregnancy loss in females of subhumid region of India.Niger Med J 2020;61:55-59


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Pandey A, Jaiswar SP, Ansari NG, Deo S, Sankhwar P, Pant S, Upadhyay S. Pesticide risk and recurrent pregnancy loss in females of subhumid region of India. Niger Med J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 May 31 ];61:55-59
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