Heavy metal concentrations in the breast milk of Saudi women

  title={Heavy metal concentrations in the breast milk of Saudi women},
  author={Iman Al-Saleh and Neptune Shinwari and Abdullah Mashhour},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
Lead, cadmium, and mercury concentrations were determined in breast milk of Saudi lactating mothers from Riyadh and Al-Ehssa regions in Saudi Arabia who were not occupationally exposed. The mean levels for cadmium, lead, and mercury were 1.732 µg/L, 31.671 µg/L, and 3.100 µg/L, respectively. In contrast to mercury, mothers living in the Al-Ehssa region had significantly higher cadmium and lead concentrations in their breast milk than those in the Riyadh region. The estimated weekly intakes of… CONTINUE READING