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Lead and aluminium levels in infants' hair, diet, and the local environment in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17363036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In order to assess the contamination burden of infants from the city of Marrakech (Morocco), hair lead and aluminium concentrations were studied in a sample of 573 infants, aged 0 to 12 months, and correlated with the infants descriptors such as age, gender and the parents occupations. Moreover, the two metals were measured in the local environment (soil, drinking water) and in the food commonly used during weaning. The mean values in children's hair are 6.6 and 9.5 microg/g for lead and aluminium respectively. The higher value for aluminium compared with lead can be explained by the higher levels of aluminium available in both the infant food and the environment. Age, gender, and the parents' occupations influenced significantly lead but not aluminium contents.
Authors:
Farida Zaida; Souad Chadrame; Azeddine Sedki; Nadra Lekouch; François Bureau; Pierre Arhan; Dominique Bouglé
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  377     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-04     Completed Date:  2007-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Ecotoxicologie, Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, Marrakech, Morocco. F_zaida@yahoo.fr <F_zaida@yahoo.fr>
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aluminum / analysis*
Animals
Cities
Diet
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Female
Food Contamination / analysis*
Hair / chemistry*
Humans
Infant
Infant Formula / chemistry
Infant, Newborn
Lead / analysis*
Male
Milk / chemistry
Milk, Human / chemistry
Morocco
Residence Characteristics
Socioeconomic Factors
Soil / analysis
Water Supply / analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Soil; 7429-90-5/Aluminum; 7439-92-1/Lead

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