Environ Pollut 2022 Jan 18;293:118545. Epub 2021 Nov 18.
Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China; MOE Key Laboratory of Population Health Across Life Cycle, Hefei, Anhui, China; NHC Key Laboratory of Study on Abnormal Gametes and Reproductive Tract, Hefei, Anhui, China; Anhui Provincial Key Laboratory of Population Health and Aristogenics, Hefei, Anhui, China. Electronic address:
Thallium, a highly toxic heavy metal and priority pollutant, has been widely reported to cause neurodevelopmental toxicity in animals. However, accessible epidemiological studies concerning the neurodevelopmental toxicity of early-life thallium exposure in humans are limited. In a prospective birth cohort including 2164 mother-child pairs, we explored the effect of prenatal serum thallium exposure on cognitive development among preschool-aged children born in Ma'anshan, Anhui, China. Read More