Maternal risk factors associated with lead, mercury and cadmium levels in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and newborn hair


Dursun A., YURDAKÖK K. , YALÇIN Ş. , Tekinalp G. , Aykut O., Orhan G., ...More

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, vol.29, no.6, pp.954-961, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14767058.2015.1026255
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.954-961

Abstract

Objective: Lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) and cadmium (Cd) are environmental pollutants that are wide spread throughout the world. The present study aimed to investigate the level of exposure to Pb, Hg and Cd during the prenatal period, and the possible routes of maternal exposure to these toxic heavy metals.Participants: The study included 123 mothers and their newborns. Umbilical cord blood samples were collected immediately after delivery, and breast milk and newborn hair samples were collected between postpartum d 3 and 10.Results: Among the 121 cord blood samples that were analyzed, Pb was present in 120 (99.2%) and the mean level was 1.661.60 mu gdL(-1) (range: