Effects of prenatal exposure to mercury on cognitive and psychomotor function in one-year-old infants: epidemiologic cohort study in Poland.

@article{Jedrychowski2006EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prenatal exposure to mercury on cognitive and psychomotor function in one-year-old infants: epidemiologic cohort study in Poland.},
  author={Wiesław A. Jedrychowski and Jeffery A. Jankowski and Elżbieta Flak and Anita Skarupa and Elżbieta Mr{\'o}z and Elżbieta Sochacka-Tatara and Iwona Lisowska-Miszczyk and Agnieszka Szpanowska-Wohn and Virginia Rauh and Zbigniew Skolicki and Irena Kaim and Frederica Perera},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          439-47
        }
}
PURPOSE The aim of the study is to assess the cognitive and psychomotor status of 1-year-old infants whose mothers were exposed to low, but varying, amounts of mercury during pregnancy. METHODS Mercury levels in cord and maternal blood at delivery were used to assess prenatal environmental exposure to mercury. Bayley Scales of Infant Development were used to assess neurobehavioral health outcomes. The cohort consisted of 233 infants who were born at 33 to 42 weeks of gestation between January… CONTINUE READING
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