Concentration of Lead, Cadmium, Zinc and Iron in maternal blood and umbilical cord in Zeliten city, Libya
Keywords:heavy metals, maternal blood, umbilical cord
The present study was carried out to determine the lead, cadmium, zinc and iron concentration in maternal and umbilical cord blood. Samples were collected from Zeliten delivery hospital in the period from February to April 2018. A total of 70 pregnant women participated in this study, We compared the concentration of Lead, Cadmium, Zinc and Iron in maternal blood and umbilical cord. There is significant difference in maternal blood concentration of iron compared with umbilical cord blood iron concentration (P value 0.047), while there is no significant difference found in concentration of other studied metals (Zn, Fe, Cd).
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