Fetal distribution of mercury following introduction of methylmercury into porcine maternal circulation.

@article{Kelman1982FetalDO,
  title={Fetal distribution of mercury following introduction of methylmercury into porcine maternal circulation.},
  author={B J Kelman and Bryan Walter and Lyle B. Sasser},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health},
  year={1982},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={191-200}
}
Tissue samples were obtained from 115 swine fetuses from 10 litters and analyzed for tissue-bound Hg 24 h after mothers were exposed to low levels of methylmercury by iv injection. Absorption of Hg by the fetus and placenta increased throughout gestation in concert with increasing fetal weight, as did fetal hepatic Hg. Fetal renal Hg increased throughout gestation, but the increase appeared to be much greater than would be expected on the basis of weight increase alone. Blood Hg concentrations… CONTINUE READING

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