Lead in the placenta, membranes, and umbilical cord in relation to pregnancy outcome in a lead-smelter community.

  title={Lead in the placenta, membranes, and umbilical cord in relation to pregnancy outcome in a lead-smelter community.},
  author={Peter Adrian Baghurst and Evelyn F. Robertson and R. Oldfield and Barbara M. King and A J Mcmichael and Graham V Vimpani and Neil R Wigg},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={315 - 320}
As part of a cohort study of the effects of chronic exposure to lead on pregnancy outcome and child development, lead concentrations in the umbilical cord and placental tissues (body and membranes) from 9 late fetal deaths, 23 preterm births, and 18 births associated with premature rupture of the amniotic membranes were compared with the lead concentrations in the tissues obtained at 22 normal births. Modest elevations in lead concentration were found in the placental body of late fetal deaths… CONTINUE READING

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