Public release date: 11-Jul-2012
Contact: Ann Aschengrau
Boston University Medical Center
Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds
(BOSTON) -- Prenatal and early childhood exposure to the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) found in drinking water may be associated with long-term visual impairments, particularly in the area of color discrimination, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers has found.