Chemical found in crude oil linked to congenital heart disease

ClinicalNews.Org

Public release date: 30-Apr-2011

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DENVER – While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD).

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