Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Blood and placental concentrations of cadmium, lead, and mercury in mothers and their newborns.
J Hyg Epidemiol Microbiol Immunol. 1989; 33(2):141-7.JH

Abstract

Placental transfer of cadmium, lead and mercury was studied under the conditions of environmental exposures of pregnant women to these heavy metals. Fifty pregnant women from industrial area and a similar control group from a semirural area were examined. Cadmium, lead and total mercury levels were determined in maternal erythrocytes and plasma, in placenta, and in erythrocytes and plasma of umbilical cord blood using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Except for the cadmium plasma concentration in the control area, levels of the three metals were higher in maternal than in cord blood. The mean plasma values (arithmetic mean) of cadmium, lead, and mercury in industrial area were 0.53, 6.37, and 0.37 micrograms.100 ml-1 in maternal blood and 0.30, 4.82, and 0.31 micrograms.100 ml-1 in cord blood. Highest values of the correlation coefficients were found between the cadmium and mercury concentrations in maternal and cord blood erythrocytes. No striking effect of the place of residence of pregnant women on the heavy metal concentrations in biological materials could be found.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Research Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2768816

Citation

Truska, P, et al. "Blood and Placental Concentrations of Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in Mothers and Their Newborns." Journal of Hygiene, Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Immunology, vol. 33, no. 2, 1989, pp. 141-7.
Truska P, Rosival L, Balázová G, et al. Blood and placental concentrations of cadmium, lead, and mercury in mothers and their newborns. J Hyg Epidemiol Microbiol Immunol. 1989;33(2):141-7.
Truska, P., Rosival, L., Balázová, G., Hinst, J., Rippel, A., Palusová, O., & Grunt, J. (1989). Blood and placental concentrations of cadmium, lead, and mercury in mothers and their newborns. Journal of Hygiene, Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Immunology, 33(2), 141-7.
Truska P, et al. Blood and Placental Concentrations of Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in Mothers and Their Newborns. J Hyg Epidemiol Microbiol Immunol. 1989;33(2):141-7. PubMed PMID: 2768816.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Blood and placental concentrations of cadmium, lead, and mercury in mothers and their newborns. AU - Truska,P, AU - Rosival,L, AU - Balázová,G, AU - Hinst,J, AU - Rippel,A, AU - Palusová,O, AU - Grunt,J, PY - 1989/1/1/pubmed PY - 1989/1/1/medline PY - 1989/1/1/entrez SP - 141 EP - 7 JF - Journal of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, and immunology JO - J Hyg Epidemiol Microbiol Immunol VL - 33 IS - 2 N2 - Placental transfer of cadmium, lead and mercury was studied under the conditions of environmental exposures of pregnant women to these heavy metals. Fifty pregnant women from industrial area and a similar control group from a semirural area were examined. Cadmium, lead and total mercury levels were determined in maternal erythrocytes and plasma, in placenta, and in erythrocytes and plasma of umbilical cord blood using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Except for the cadmium plasma concentration in the control area, levels of the three metals were higher in maternal than in cord blood. The mean plasma values (arithmetic mean) of cadmium, lead, and mercury in industrial area were 0.53, 6.37, and 0.37 micrograms.100 ml-1 in maternal blood and 0.30, 4.82, and 0.31 micrograms.100 ml-1 in cord blood. Highest values of the correlation coefficients were found between the cadmium and mercury concentrations in maternal and cord blood erythrocytes. No striking effect of the place of residence of pregnant women on the heavy metal concentrations in biological materials could be found. SN - 0022-1732 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2768816/Blood_and_placental_concentrations_of_cadmium_lead_and_mercury_in_mothers_and_their_newborns_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -