Navigation Links
Lead Exposure May Raise Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
Date:2/8/2011

TUESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- In pregnant women, even small amounts of lead in the blood may cause significantly higher blood pressure, new research suggests.

The study of 285 pregnant women found that about one in four had a lead level higher than about 1 microgram per deciliter (1 mcg/dL) of umbilical cord blood.

That's significantly lower than the safety thresholds set by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends taking action to reduce lead exposure when pregnant women or children have a blood lead level of 5 mcg/dL.

Even so, women in the study with lead levels greater than 1 mcg/dL had higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings than those with lower lead levels. The average increase was 6.9 mm Hg and 4.4 mm Hg, respectively.

Though further research is needed, the findings suggest that pregnant women may be as sensitive to lead toxicity as young children, said the researchers. Prolonged high blood pressure during pregnancy can lead to complications such as preeclampsia or eclampsia, potentially deadly seizures that also can increase a woman's future risk of heart attack.

"We didn't expect to see effects at such low levels of lead exposure, but in fact we found a strong effect," Dr. Lynn Goldman, dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, said in a university news release.

The study did not find an association, however, between lead exposure and pregnancy-induced hypertension or preeclampsia.

The study was published in the Feb. 3 online edition of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Lowering the limit on workplace exposure to lead may be a good starting point in protecting pregnant women, Goldman suggested.

"The occupational standard right now is a level of 40 mcg/dL, and we see blood pressure changes at a level of 2 [mcg/dL]," she said.

More information

The <
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Exposure to secondhand smoke among children in England has declined since 1996
2. Jion Beijing Great Wall International Travel Agency Immediate Exposure to China Expo 2010
3. Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
4. Imaging manufacturers: Plan to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure and medical errors
5. MSU researcher links potentially deadly infection, frequent cow exposure
6. New cardiac CT technology drastically reduces patient radiation exposure
7. Arsenic exposure activates an oncogenic signaling pathway; leads to increased cancer risk
8. UM School of Medicine finds prenatal cocaine exposure not severely damaging to growth, learning
9. Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
10. Occupational sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk in men
11. Exposure to BPA may cause permanent fertility defects, Yale researchers find
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Lead Exposure May Raise Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... Tickets to Private Concert through Online SweepstakesPARSIPPANY, N.J., March ... consumers the opportunity to attend a private Wynonna Judd ... on July 11th at the Country Music Hall of ... brand,s spokesperson, in an intimate setting while she performs ...
... test, study finds , , THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay ... for testing athletes, because current tests ignore important ... Testosterone and other hormones that increase testosterone levels ... widely used in sports, according to the World ...
... Company (NYSE Alternext: FHC) - today announced ... its FC2 Female Condom(TM), increasing its annualized FC2 ... to approximately 75-80 million units. Currently, The ... FC2, on four production lines in Malaysia. The ...
... PLC Systems Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLCSF), a company ... today reported financial results for the three and twelve ... total revenues were $1,254,000, slightly higher than the $1,248,000 ... loss for the fourth quarter of 2008 was $222,000, ...
... Provide Tips to Help Prevent Vision Loss as Glaucoma ... 12 On the second annual World Glaucoma Day ... to help educate patients diagnosed with glaucoma and those ... is a worldwide epidemiological challenge affecting approximately four percent ...
... Industry leaders an aggressive, driving force in epidemic ... International, an organization that has compelled corporations from ... is now taking on the fast food industry.In ... to shortened life spans and elevated cancer risk, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Wynonna Judd and alli Host Private Concert in Nashville 2Health News:European Researchers Call for New Doping Standards 2Health News:The Female Health Company to Expand Manufacturing Capacity for FC2 Female Condom By 150% 2Health News:The Female Health Company to Expand Manufacturing Capacity for FC2 Female Condom By 150% 3Health News:PLC Systems Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 2Health News:PLC Systems Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 3Health News:PLC Systems Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 4Health News:PLC Systems Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 5Health News:On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future 2Health News:On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future 3Health News:On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future 4Health News:On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future 5Health News:On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future 6Health News:Fast Food Giants Urged to Value [the] Meal 2Health News:Fast Food Giants Urged to Value [the] Meal 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.Y. , Dec. 24, 2014 Kinex ... dosed with KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. ... small molecule drug that has shown potent inhibitory activity ... including those that are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), the ... glioma. In a well-established brain tumor mouse model, KX2-361 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... BEIJING , Dec. 24, 2014  The International Trade ... by ResMed (RMD) against BMC Medical. In a notice issued ... and found that ResMed,s patent on its humidifier was invalid. ... decision a "monumental win". "We are very excited with the ... the position that we have taken since the very beginning ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... pharmacy, is proud to announce Jennifer Hagerman , ... Diplomat, will take office as the president of the ... induction ceremony will take place Feb. 28, 2015, at ... held at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3
... Dec. 10, 2010  The Office of Inspector General for ... announced today that Miami resident Yader A. Padilla, 59, was ... by the Honorable U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck in ... was sentenced for his role in defrauding the Ex-Im Bank. ...
... Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) announced an increase ... and the election of Allan C. Golston as a director, ... since 2006 as President, United States Program for the Bill ... O,Meal, a privately held breakfast cereal corporation. Mr. Golston has ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Distributed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States On Behalf of the Independent Office of Inspector General 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: