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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.05.030
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.