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Lead Levels in Breast Milk, Blood Plasma and Intelligence Quotient: A Health Hazard for Women and Infants.
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PMID:  22105937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lead levels in human breast milk and blood plasma or serum were analyzed and qualitatively their intelligence quotient (I.Q.) studied. Samples at different stages of lactation, from 5 days to 51 weeks post partum, were collected from 25 healthy breast-feeding mothers in Ranipet Industrial area of Vellore district of Tamil Nadu and from 25 lactating mothers in the non-industrial areas of the same district. The samples from mothers in non-industrial area showed lower lead levels ranging from 5 to 25 μg/L whereas samples from mothers in industrial area showed higher lead levels ranging between 15 and 44.5 μg/L. It was generally noticed that the lactating mothers from industrial area have lower I.Q. levels compared to mothers from non-industrial area.
Authors:
C Prince Jebadass Isaac; A Sivakumar; C Rebecca Prem Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0800     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Environmental and Analytical Chemistry Division, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
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