Mercury Exposure of Mothers and Newborns in Surinam: A Pilot Study

  title={Mercury Exposure of Mothers and Newborns in Surinam: A Pilot Study},
  author={Satish Mohan and Marco Tiller and Gijsbert B. van der Voet and Humphrey H. H. Kanhai},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  volume={43 2},
AIM To study mercury levels in hair from mothers and newborns in Surinam. METHODS Hair and urine was collected from thirty-nine mothers of different ethnicity and hair from their newborns. The women delivered in a large hospital in the capital. Mercury analysis was performed. RESULTS Fourteen (36%) of the mothers had elevated Hg concentrations in the hair as compared with a reference US population. Thirty-one newborns (80%) presented with a higher mercury level in hair than their mothers. A… CONTINUE READING


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