Concentrations of mercury, cadmium and lead in brain and kidney of second trimester fetuses and infants.

@article{Lutz1996ConcentrationsOM,
  title={Concentrations of mercury, cadmium and lead in brain and kidney of second trimester fetuses and infants.},
  author={Erin Lutz and Birger Lind and Peter Herin and Ingvar Krakau and Thanhhoa H Bui and Marie Vahter},
  journal={Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          61-7
        }
}
The concentrations of mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in brain (cerebrum) and kidney during fetal (second trimester terminations or abortions, n = 20) and postnatal (infants deceased before three months of age, n = 15) development have been studied. Information on possible sources of exposure was obtained from the mothers of the fetuses, but not from those of the infants. The median concentration of Hg in the brain was 4 micrograms/ kg wet weight in both fetuses and infants (total… CONTINUE READING
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