Embryo-fetal development influenced by lead exposure in iron-deficient rats.

Lead administered (250, 500, 1000 and 2000 ppm Pb as lead nitrate) through drinking water from the 6th to the 14th day of gestation in iron-deficient rats, resulted in a significantly reduced litter size, reduced fetal weight and a reduced crown-rump length, increased resorption and a higher blood-lead uptake in those groups receiving 1000 and 2000 ppm Pb… CONTINUE READING