Maternal nutritional status during pregnancy and surma use determine cord lead levels in Karachi, Pakistan.

@article{Janjua2008MaternalNS,
  title={Maternal nutritional status during pregnancy and surma use determine cord lead levels in Karachi, Pakistan.},
  author={Naveed Z Janjua and Elizabeth S. Delzell and Rodney R. Larson and Sreelatha Meleth and Edmond K Kabagambe and Sibylle Kristensen and Nalini Sathiakumar},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={69-79}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the umbilical cord blood lead levels (BLLs) of Pakistani neonates and to identify determinants for umbilical BLLs. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of mothers and infants at one of the two obstetric units of two tertiary care hospitals in Karachi during January-August 2005. Information from 540 mothers selected randomly from those registered for delivery was obtained about their pregnancy, diet, and current and past lead exposures. We collected umbilical… CONTINUE READING