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Mercury speciation in meconium and associated factors


Trdin, Ajda; Falnoga, Ingrid; Fajon, Vesna; Živković, Igor; Snoj Tratnik, Janja; Prpić, Igor; Špirić, Zdravko; Horvat, Milena
Mercury speciation in meconium and associated factors // Environmental research, 179 (2019), 108724, 9 doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108724 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Mercury speciation in meconium and associated factors

Autori
Trdin, Ajda ; Falnoga, Ingrid ; Fajon, Vesna ; Živković, Igor ; Snoj Tratnik, Janja ; Prpić, Igor ; Špirić, Zdravko ; Horvat, Milena

Izvornik
Environmental research (0013-9351) 179 (2019); 108724, 9

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Meconium ; Mercury Speciation ; Prenatal Exposure ; Biomarker of Exposure

Sažetak
Meconium is formed early in gestation and it is normally not excreted until after birth. Thus it may provide a longer and cumulative record of exposure to mercury (Hg). The present study aims to speciate Hg in meconium samples (N = 488) from Slovenian and Croatian new-borns prenatally exposed to low levels of methyl-Hg (MeHg) from maternal seafood intake and to Hg0 from maternal dental amalgam fillings. We had complete data of total Hg (THg) and MeHg in meconium and THg in maternal hair (MH), while THg and MeHg in maternal blood (MB) were available only for Croatian mothers. Personal data namely maternal seafood intake, age, pre-pregnancy BMI, parity, smoking, estimated gestational age at birth, sex, and birth weight were available for the majority of participants, except the number of dental amalgams which was in most cases missing for Croatian mothers. The median THg concentration in meconium was 11.1 (range: 0.41–375.2) ng/g and inorganic Hg (Hg(II)) presented 98.8% (range: 82%–100%, CV: 2%) of THg. We observed significant correlation between meconium and MH Hg levels, with the highest correlation between hair THg and meconium MeHg. Correlation analysis including MB (available only for Croatian population) showed a significant positive correlation between THg in meconium and THg in MB (Rs = 0.642). Additionally, MeHg from MB was correlated with MeHg in meconium (Rs = 0.898), while the correlation between Hg(II) in MB and meconium was positive, but not significant. Maternal seafood intake was significantly correlated with meconium MeHg (Rs = 0.498) and Hg(II) (Rs = 0.201). Multiple linear regression (performed on the Slovenian population, N = 143) confirmed a positive association between meconium MeHg and seafood intake. Furthermore, meconium Hg(II) was positively associated with the number of maternal dental amalgam fillings, but linear regression models did not confirm correlation between seafood intake and meconium Hg(II) levels. We assume that Hg0 released from maternal dental amalgam fillings and MeHg from seafood intake were both transported through the placental barrier and portioned between different foetal compartments including meconium. Weak correlation between maternal seafood intake and Hg(II) levels in meconium suggests that there is certain evidence of MeHg demethylation. However, because this correlation was not confirmed by the multiple regression, MeHg demethylation during prenatal life cannot be neither confirmed nor excluded. Further investigations at higher level of exposure are needed to confirm this observations. We can conclude that meconium is a suitable biomarker for MeHg and Hg0 exposure during pregnancy. However, comparability of the results reported in meconium in different studies is hindered by a lack of standardized sampling protocols, storage, and analysis.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka,
Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka

Profili:

Avatar Url Igor Prpić (autor)

Avatar Url Zdravko Špirić (autor)

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Trdin, Ajda; Falnoga, Ingrid; Fajon, Vesna; Živković, Igor; Snoj Tratnik, Janja; Prpić, Igor; Špirić, Zdravko; Horvat, Milena
Mercury speciation in meconium and associated factors // Environmental research, 179 (2019), 108724, 9 doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108724 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Trdin, A., Falnoga, I., Fajon, V., Živković, I., Snoj Tratnik, J., Prpić, I., Špirić, Z. & Horvat, M. (2019) Mercury speciation in meconium and associated factors. Environmental research, 179, 108724, 9 doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108724.
@article{article, year = {2019}, pages = {9}, DOI = {10.1016/j.envres.2019.108724}, chapter = {108724}, keywords = {Meconium, Mercury Speciation, Prenatal Exposure, Biomarker of Exposure}, journal = {Environmental research}, doi = {10.1016/j.envres.2019.108724}, volume = {179}, issn = {0013-9351}, title = {Mercury speciation in meconium and associated factors}, keyword = {Meconium, Mercury Speciation, Prenatal Exposure, Biomarker of Exposure}, chapternumber = {108724} }

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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