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Long-Term Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Dioxins on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women Affected by the Yusho Incident

By Kiyomi Tsukimori, Shoji Tokunaga, Satoko Shibata, Hiroshi Uchi, Daisuke Nakayama, Tadayuki Ishimaru, Hitoo Nakano, Norio Wake, Takesumi Yoshimura and Masutaka Furue
Topics: Research
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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