Environ Res 2021 Sep 11:112049. Epub 2021 Sep 11.
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Hazards, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, 91-348, Lodz, Poland; Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical University of Lodz, 90-752, Lodz, Poland. Electronic address:
Exposure to environmental factors, such as neurotoxic metals and micronutrients, during critical periods of development can contribute to long-term consequences in offspring's health, including neurodevelopmental outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between simultaneous prenatal exposure to metals [lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg)] and micronutrients [selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu)] and neurodevelopmental outcomes in school-age children from the Polish Mother and Child Cohort (REPRO_PL). Metals and micronutrients concentrations were measured in cord blood (Pb, Cd, Se, Zn, Cu) and in maternal hair (Hg) collected during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Read More