Effect of Breast Milk Lead on Infant Blood Lead Levels at 1 Month of Age

  title={Effect of Breast Milk Lead on Infant Blood Lead Levels at 1 Month of Age},
  author={Adrienne S. Ettinger and Martha M T{\'e}llez-Rojo and Chitra J. Amarasiriwardena and D C David C Bellinger and Karen E Peterson and Joel Schwartz and Howard Hu and Mauricio Hern{\'a}ndez-{\'A}vila},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Nursing infants may be exposed to lead from breast milk, but relatively few data exist with which to evaluate and quantify this relationship. This route of exposure constitutes a potential infant hazard from mothers with current ongoing exposure to lead as well as from mothers who have been exposed previously due to the redistribution of cumulative maternal bone lead stores. We studied the relationship between maternal breast milk lead and infant blood lead levels among 255 mother-infant pairs… CONTINUE READING


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