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Abstract Title:

Association between prenatal exposure to metals and neonatal morbidity.

Abstract Source:

J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2014 ;77(21):1281-4. PMID: 25268554

Abstract Author(s):

Isabella Karakis, Batia Sarov, Daniella Landau, Esther Manor, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Michal Rotenberg, Reli Hershkovitz, Itamar Grotto, Elena Gurevich, Lena Novack

Article Affiliation:

Isabella Karakis

Abstract:

An association between prenatal exposure to (semi-)metals and of neonatal morbidity was assessed by introducing an oxidative stress as a possible intermediate step. An oxidative stress was measured by cell proliferation (CP) ratio in umbilical cord blood cells. Urine samples of 18 out of 58 enrolled women (31%) were positive for (semi-)metals; 25.9% of women were positive for aluminum (Al). The CP ratio was higher (1) in subjects with Al, (2) in mothers to newborns diagnosed as small-for-gestational age (p value = .052), (3) neonates that weighed less (p value = .079), and (4) in women who experienced repeated abortions (p value = .049). Our findings suggest the possibility of metal-induced oxidative stress.

Study Type : Human Study

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