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Effects of Heavy Metal Poisoning during Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Assistant Professor, Institute of Forensic Science, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 88-92, January,22 (2013)


Heavy metal and their salts are considered as very important group of environmental pollutant which in small quantities may be essential nutrients that protect your health, yet in larger quantity it become toxic and dangerous to human being. When you're pregnant you want to provide the best for your developing baby, starting with what you eat. Your diet, however, may include toxic metals that pose health risks to both you and your child. Heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, lead and copper, cadmium are produced adverse effect during pregnancy which discuss below. This review paper provides an overview of the current knowledge of toxic effect of metal during pregnancy and to newly born baby. It will be helpful in causing awareness among the masses about the harmful effects of heavy metals and their detection.


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