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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 Exiting the NIEHS site

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

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