Table 1

Correlation between mothers' and newborns' metal loads. Spearman analysis of the correlation between mothers' and newborns' metal loads. Values of p<0.05 are enhanced in yellow for the positive correlations for Mg, Cr, Cs, Hg Mo, Ni, Sr, U, V and W.  The correlation is negative for Ba. Values are reported in ppm

Metal*Whole sampleExposure 1Exposure 2Exposure 3MetalWhole sampleExposure 1Exposure 2Exposure 3
Aln49527859158Mon50528261162
rho0.04860.05540.07640.0899rho0.11820.14030.08830.08
p0.28010.35760.56510261p0.00780.01840.49880.3113
Fen50628261163Nin46927051148
rho0.0308−0.03210.13730.0664rho0.14050.06460.32960198
p0.489405910.29130.4001p0.00230.29040.01820.0159
Mgn50127961161Pbn47627154151
rho0.14430.15120.12950106rho0.0513−0.01140.01040.1881
p0.00120.01150.31980.1807p0.26410.85190.94060.0207
Mnn48327556152Sen46726950148
rho0.03070.0798−0.0272−0.0775rho0.03810.0016−0.13020.1343
p0.5005018708420.3429p0.41150.97940.36740.1036
Ban49627861157Snn47227152149
rho−0.04860.0569−0.1084−0.1611rho0.01560017−0.00640.0212
p0.27960.34470.40570.0438p0.7352078109640.7972
Asn49928161157Srn50528261162
rho00380.04080.060.0543rho0.23080.28570.09310.1289
p0.39730.49530.64620.4991p000.47530.1021
Cdn50328161161Tin49627858160
rho−0.0351−0.027−0.20510.0297rho0.05270.0196−0.04370.1522
p0.43170.65170.11290.7083p0.24160.74440.74440.0547
Con46826950149Un49327859156
rho−0.0849−0.0961−0.0334−0.0645rho0.13980.16080.21420055
p0.06660.11580.81790.4347p0.00190.00720.10320.4952
Crn48027354153Vn48227551156
rho0.11050.09150.16610.0984rho0.09380.10430.09530.0806
p0.01540.13160.22990.2261p0.03960.08430.50590.3174
Csn47427252150Wn49127759155
rho0.17890.1904−0.12590.2293rho0.45940.42880.60260.3253
p0.00010.00160.37380.0048p0000
Cun50528261162Znn50528261162
rho0.00310.0313−0.0912−0.0032rho0.03850.0768−0.12130.0258
p0.94510.60080.48470.9681p0.38830.19840.35170.7446
Hgn50528261162
rho0.21350.20510.17980.2282
p00.00050.16550.0035
  • *Al, aluminium; Fe, iron; Mg, magnesium; Mn, manganese; Ba, barium; As, arsenic; Cd, cadmium; Co, cobalt; Cr, chromium; Cs, cesium; Cu, copper; Hg, mercury.