Levels of toxic and essential metals in maternal and umbilical cord blood from selected areas of South Africa--results of a pilot study.

@article{Rllin2009LevelsOT,
  title={Levels of toxic and essential metals in maternal and umbilical cord blood from selected areas of South Africa--results of a pilot study.},
  author={Halina B R{\"o}llin and Cibele V C Rudge and Yngvar Thomassen and Angela Mathee and Jon \Oyvind Odland},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={618-27}
}
This pilot study uses concentrations of metals in maternal and cord blood at delivery, in seven selected geographical areas of South Africa, to determine prenatal environmental exposure to toxic metals. Samples of maternal and cord whole blood were analysed for levels of cadmium, mercury, lead, manganese, cobalt, copper, zinc, arsenic and selenium. Levels of some measured metals differed by site, indicating different environmental pollution levels in the regions selected for the study. Mercury… CONTINUE READING

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