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Main Title Maternal - fetal tissue levels of sixteen trace elements in eight communities /
Author Creason, John P. ; Svendsgaard, David J. ; Bumgarner, J. E. ; Pinkerron, C. ; Hinners., T. A.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/1-78-033
Stock Number PB 285 065
OCLC Number 04754510
Subjects Maternal-fetal exchange ; Trace elements in the body ; Toxicology
Additional Subjects Trace elements ; Toxicology ; Mutations ; Blood ; Boron ; Barium ; Cadmium ; Chromium ; Tissues(Biology) ; Placenta ; Accumulation ; Copper ; Iron ; Lead(Metal) ; Lithium ; Manganese ; Nickel ; Selenium ; Silver ; Tin ; Vanadium ; Zinc ; Teratogenesis ; Fetus ; Toxic substances ; Heavy metals ; Bioaccumulation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA-600/1-78-033 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 12/11/1992
EKBD  EPA-600/1-78-033 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/07/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-78-033 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-1-78-033 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2003
NTIS  PB-285 065 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 57 p.
The developing fetus probably represents one of the most vulnerable subgroups of the general population to the toxic effects of trace elements. There have been numerous reports of abortion or fetal malformation due to excessive exposure of the expectant mother to mercury and other trace elements. This investigation was aimed at gaining information on the levels of trace elements present in the blood of a term fetus, and on the relationship of these levels to the levels found in the placenta and selected maternal tissues. Once transplacental passage of the trace elements and their levels in the placenta and fetus is established, other researchers may attempt to ascertain whether these conditions actually result in overt or subtle impairments of the developing fetus. This study took advantage of the opportunity provided by normal deliveries to obtain simultaneous tissue samples from a mother and her child. Maternal-fetal sets consisting of maternal venous blood, cord blood, placenta, maternal scalp hair, and public hair were collected and analyzed for the following 16 elements: boron, barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, selenium, silver, tin, vanadium and zinc.
"EPA-600/1-78-033." "May 1978." "Health Effects Research Laboratory."