Maternal exposure to arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and neural tube defects in offspring.

@article{Brender2006MaternalET,
  title={Maternal exposure to arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and neural tube defects in offspring.},
  author={Jean D. Brender and Lucina Suarez and Marilyn M Felkner and Zunera Gilani and David G Stinchcomb and Karen Moody and Judy P. Henry and Katherine Hendricks},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={132-9}
}
Arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury are neurotoxins, and some studies suggest that these elements might also be teratogens. Using a case-control study design, we investigated the relation between exposure to these heavy metals and neural tube defects (NTDs) in offspring of Mexican-American women living in 1 of the 14 Texas counties bordering Mexico. A total of 184 case-women with NTD-affected pregnancies and 225 control-women with normal live births were interviewed about their environmental… CONTINUE READING
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