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The role of environmental hazards in premature birth / Donald R. Mattison … [et al.], editors.

p. ; cm.

“Proceedings of a workshop that was sponsored by the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine”—T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references. Support for this project was provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Health (contract no. 282-99-0045, TO#5) … [et al.]

ISBN 0-309-09065-2 (pbk.); ISBN 0-309-52726-0 (PDF)

1. Infants (Premature)—Congresses. 2. Infants (Premature)—Environmental aspects—Congresses. 3. Environmental health—Congresses.

[DNLM: 1. Labor, Premature—etiology—Congresses. 2. Environmental Exposure—adverse effects—Congresses. 3. Hazardous Substances—adverse effects—Congresses. WQ 330 R745 2003] I. Mattison, Donald R. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. III. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

RJ250.R64 2003

618.92’011—dc22

2003018950

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