Elevated mercury levels in pregnant woman linked to skin cream from Mexico
- Author(s): Dickenson, CA
- Woodruff, TJ
- Stotland, NE
- Dobraca, D
- Das, R
- 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. © 2013 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.