Exposure to PBB-153 and Digit Ratio

Tamar Wainstock, Brad Pearce, Dana B. Barr, Mary E. Marder, Metrecia Terrell, Michele Marcus

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The ratio between the second and fourth digits is a sexually dimorphic measure, established in utero and linked to prenatal sex steroid levels. An association was found between prenatal levels of Polybrominated Biphenyls, a synthetic chemical suspected to disrupt the endocrine system function, and the digit ratio in adult women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalEarly Human Development
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Digit ratio
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • In-utero exposure
  • Polybrominated Biphenyl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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