Mercury in human colostrum and early breast milk. Its dependence on dental amalgam and other factors.

@article{Drasch1998MercuryIH,
  title={Mercury in human colostrum and early breast milk. Its dependence on dental amalgam and other factors.},
  author={Gustav Drasch and Sigrid Aigner and Gabriele Roider and F Staiger and Gerd Lipowsky},
  journal={Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={23-7}
}
The mercury concentration in 70 breast milk samples (Hg-M) from 46 mothers, collected within the first 7 days after delivery, was determined by cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry. For comparison, 9 formula milk samples (reconstituted with Hg-free water) were investigated. The Hg-M in the human milk samples ranged from < 0.2 to 6.86 micrograms/L (median 0.37), in the formula milk samples from 0.4 to 2.5 micrograms/L (median 0.76). The Hg-M in the breast milk samples correlates positively… CONTINUE READING