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Trace metal content of maternal and neonate hair.

Authors
Baumslag-N; Yeager-D; Levin-L; Petering-HG
Source
Arch Environ Health 1974 Oct; 29(4):186-191
NIOSHTIC No.
00026880
Abstract
The trace metals zinc, copper, iron, and lead are found through atomic absorption spectrophotometry in greater concentrations in the hair of newborn infants than in the hair of the mothers, with significant correlation being found between maternal copper and infant lead. Generally, metal levels decrease in the mothers' hair with age. A higher concentration of lead is found for black subjects than for white subjects. The results are considered indicative of maternal transfer of the metals, with the need cited for screening of certain populations during pregnancy for taking corrective measures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Environmental-contaminants; Trace-analysis; Heavy-metals; Analytical-methods; Dietary-factors
Contact
Environmental Health Kettering Laboratory College of Medicine Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
CODEN
AEHLAU
CAS No.
7440-66-6; 7440-50-8; 7439-89-6; 7439-92-1
Publication Date
19741001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
714769
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00028
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0003-9896
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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