Perinatal growth retardation caused by triethyl lead chloride treatment of mice during late gestation.

Female mice were injected intraperitoneally daily from day 18 of gestation and throughout lactation with triethyl lead chloride (TEL; 0.0, 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg body wt). Off-spring of treated mothers displayed a slight perinatal growth retardation. Male off-spring appeared to be more sensitive to TEL, as indicated by their lower body weights. During the latter… (More)