Determination of lead levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood at birth at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos.

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Summary of "Determination of lead levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood at birth at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos."

Lead toxicity is a cause of intellectual disability in children and majority of affected children live in developing countries. Its adverse effect on pregnancy outcome has also been documented.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0211535


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