Maternal-fetal transfer of metallic mercury via the placenta and milk.

  title={Maternal-fetal transfer of metallic mercury via the placenta and milk.},
  author={Ji-yun Yang and Zhonghua Jiang and Y Wang and Ijaz A. Qureshi and X. D. Wu},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  volume={27 2},
To clarify the situation of trans-placental movement and milk screening of metallic mercury in human, the content of mercury was detected in the maternal blood, umbilical cord blood, milk, and placental tissues. In 18 parturient women, 9 had been occupationally exposed to metallic mercury whereas the other 9 had not. Mercury was detected by means of cold vapor atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results showed that the concentrations of mercury of the umbilical cord blood and placental tissues… CONTINUE READING
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