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Elevated mercury levels in pregnant woman linked to skin cream from Mexico.

  • Author(s): Dickenson, Carrie A
  • Woodruff, Tracey J
  • Stotland, Naomi E
  • Dobraca, Dina
  • Das, Rupali
  • et al.

Mercury exposure during pregnancy can have serious health effects for a developing fetus including impacting the child's neurologic and cognitive development. Through biomonitoring in a low-income Latina population in California, we identified a patient with high levels of mercury and traced the source to face creams purchased in a pharmacy in Mexico.

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