Title: Parenteral nutrition as an unexpected and preventable source of mercury exposure in preterm infants.
Authors: Jering, Karola; Aschner, Michael; Beller, Amy; Hamm, Ellyn L; Langdon, Margaret; Maitre, Nathalie L
Published In J Pediatr, (2015 Jun)
Abstract: Perinatal mercury exposure has neurodevelopmental consequences, which may be worse in preterm infants. In our cohort (N = 60), maternal and infant prenatal exposures were low, but infant levels increased during hospitalization and correlated only with duration of parenteral nutrition. A non-negligible exposure resulted from the nutrition preparation on equipment shared with adult preparations.
PubMed ID: 25812777
MeSH Terms: Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Premature; Male; Mercury Poisoning/etiology*; Mercury Poisoning/prevention & control; Mercury/analysis*; Parenteral Nutrition Solutions/chemistry*; Parenteral Nutrition*; Prospective Studies