Analyses of maternal plasma cadmium, lead, and vanadium levels in the diagnosis and severity of late-onset preeclampsia: a prospective and comparative study

Ovayolu A., TÜRKSOY V. A. , Gun I., Karaman E. , Dogan I., TURGUT A.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Introduction: Cadmium, lead, and vanadium, important pollutants produced from anthropogenic activities, have been suggested to be embryotoxic and fetotoxic in many studies. However, the causes of preeclampsia are little known and heavy metals merit further investigation. We tested whether late-onset preeclampsia (L-PrE) was associated with exposure to these metals.