Maternal blood manganese levels and infant birth weight.

  title={Maternal blood manganese levels and infant birth weight.},
  author={Ami R Zota and Adrienne S. Ettinger and Maryse F. Bouchard and Chitra J. Amarasiriwardena and Joel Schwartz and Howard Hu and Robert Wright},
  volume={20 3},
BACKGROUND Manganese is both an essential element and a known neurotoxicant to children. High manganese exposures have been associated with negative reproductive outcomes in animals, but few epidemiologic studies have examined the effects of human fetal manganese exposure. METHODS We studied the association between maternal and umbilical cord blood manganese levels and birth weight in a cohort of 470 mother-infant pairs born at term (>or=37 weeks gestation) in Ottawa County, Oklahoma… CONTINUE READING
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