Lead levels in breast milk and blood were determined in women living within a 200-m radius of 3 smelters in Mexico City.
All samples were analyzed on a Perkin Elmer 460 atomic absorption spectrometer equipped with HGA 2200.
The mean blood lead level was 45.88 mug/dl (SD 19.88 mug/dl), and the geometric mean of milk lead level was 2.47 mug/100 ml.
The correlation coefficient of these two variables was 0.88.
Using the mean value of lead found in breast milk, an infant of 5.5 kg would ingest 8.1 mug/kg/d in his diet.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Taux, Lait maternel, Lactation, Sang, Homme, Femelle, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Fonderie, Zone industrielle, Milieu urbain, Pollution air, Mexico
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Ratio, Breast milk, Lactation, Blood, Human, Female, Mexico, Central America, America, Epidemiology, Foundry, Industrial area, Urban environment, Air pollution
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Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199406.