Parenteral nutrition as an unexpected and preventable source of mercury exposure in preterm infants

Karola Jering, Michael Aschner, Amy Beller, Ellyn L. Hamm, Margaret Langdon, Nathalie L. Maitre

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1533-1535
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume166
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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