Patterns and determinants of blood lead during pregnancy.

  title={Patterns and determinants of blood lead during pregnancy.},
  author={Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Margaret Schramm and Margaret L. Watt-Morse and Kim Chantala and Judy Anderson and John Osterloh},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={152 9},
The pattern of blood lead during pregnancy was investigated in a cohort of 195 women who, between October 1992 and February 1995, entered prenatal care at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by week 13 of pregnancy. Blood was drawn as many as five times, once in each of the first two trimesters and a maximum of three times in the third trimester. Blood lead determinations were made by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Potential sources or modifiers of lead exposure were… CONTINUE READING