Prenatal impact of cadmium

  • S. S. Ostrovskaya
Keywords: cadmium, prenatal action on the baby


Entry of cadmium (Cd) from the mother to the fetus during pregnancy causes a negative influence on the anthropometric data of the newborns and has long-term consequences for the psychic health, mental development of a child, being the cause of numerous diseases in the adult organism as well. Cd is in the content of tobacco smoke which causes the most negative consequences in the prenatal period of the fetus development. Herewith the control over Cd content in the mother's blood during pregnancy and breast feeding is of importance, as well as sufficient usage by the woman of vitamin supplements with iron and selenium, which play a protective role against Cd action.

How to Cite
Ostrovskaya, S. S. (2017). Prenatal impact of cadmium. Biomedical and Biosocial Anthropology, (27), 196-199. Retrieved from