Published in OBGYN and Reproduction Week, April 7th, 2003
According to recent research from Spain, "prenatal exposure to lead produces toxic effects in the human fetus, including an increased risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight and impaired mental development."
"Since we believe that placental lead could be a good biomarker for fetal exposure, we assessed the relation of placental lead to intrauterine fetal growth and some adverse outcomes of pregnancy. Low concentrations of lead were found in the population studied (N, 89; mean, 113.4 ng/g dry tissue; S.D., 58.0)," said M. Falcon and colleagues, University of Murcia,...
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