Lead in umbilical cord blood of neonates born in northern Lima

Authors

  • Daniel Guillén-Mendoza Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Felipe Escate-Lazo Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Fabiola Rivera-Abbiati Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Servicio de Neonatología, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. médico neonatólogo, magíster en Epidemiología.
  • Daniel Guillén-Pinto Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Servicio de Neurología Pediátrica, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. médico neurólogo pediatra, doctor en Medicina.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2013.302.195

Keywords:

Lead, Infant, newborn, Environment, Fetal blood, Poisoning

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the concentration of lead in umbilical cord blood (UCB) of neonates born from primiparous women who live in northern Lima. A cross sectional study was carried out at Cayetano Heredia National Hospital, from July 2011 to January 2012. 100 neonates born from primiparous women who lived in northern Lima in the previous 5 years or more were included. Umbilical cord lead levels were measured by the atomic adsorption method, and the demographic information and risk factors of the neonates were filled in a patient record designed to this purpose. 30% of the neonates had concentration of lead in UCB that was considered as increased risk (≥ 3,0 μg/dL), 16% of the cases had had toxic concentration of lead in UCB (≥ 5 μg/dL). We conclude that there are a high percentage of neonates contaminated with lead in the northern Lima.

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Published

2014-02-10

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Guillén-Mendoza D, Escate-Lazo F, Rivera-Abbiati F, Guillén-Pinto D. Lead in umbilical cord blood of neonates born in northern Lima. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Feb. 10 [cited 2024 May 21];30(2). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/195

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