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P Ricketts

Impacts of Maternal Fish Consumption and Natural Environment on Placental Mercury Levels in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.239
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346–51
Synopsis: 
Maternal fish consumption, as well as, residence can influence placental mercury concentration. The highest placental mercury was found in areas within bauxitic soil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Mercury is a neurotoxin that is introduced to pregnant women from the soil, air pollutants and fish intake. Mercury in the placenta can be a biomarker for both maternal and fetal exposure. The objective of this study was to investigate how dietary patterns and environmental conditions can affect mercury concentration levels in the human placenta.

Accepted: 
01 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Nov, 2015
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