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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.239
Pages: 
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

Elements in Human Placentae in Jamaica

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Pages: 
479–85
Synopsis: 
Fifty-two placentae of Jamaican mothers, with a mean age of 29 years, at term were collected. Samples were analysed using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis for mercury and 9 other elements. Data were correlated with several parameters collected at delivery and by questionnaire data.

ABSTRACT

Aim: To investigate the relationships, if any, between elemental content of the placenta with age of mother, birthweight and the Apgar scores of a neonate.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

'Fishy' Make-up on the Hook for Mercury Exposure: A Case Series

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.034
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Objective: This report examines the source and outcome of four Barbadian women with extremely high hair mercury concentrations (361–5617 μg/g inorganic mercury) due to topical application of mercury containing skin-lightening cosmetics.
 
Accepted: 
14 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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