Funding for this research was provided by:
Svenska Forskningsrådet Formas (210-2011-960 and 942-2015-537)
Karolinska Institutet (Not applicable.)
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Received: 20 September 2018
Accepted: 20 March 2019
First Online: 11 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by the Ministry of Health, Salta, Argentina, and the regional ethical committee at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (2012/2:7). Prior to recruitment, written informed consent was obtained from all women after oral and written explanation of study details. For the few women under 18 years of age, informed consent was also obtained from the caregiver. As the drinking water was a main source of the toxic exposures, we communicated the water contaminant concentrations to the hospital and the Health Ministry in Salta. Women were referred to the hospital doctors whenever any medical problems were observed.
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