DIANA CAMELIA BONTE, ANGELA BOGLUT, CIPRIAN DUTA, IZABELLA PETRE, ELENA BERNAD, CRISTINA VLAD DALIBORCA, RADU E. IACOB, MIRABELA DIMA, DANIELA IACOB THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY AND CORRELATING LEAD AND SELENIUM LEVELS IN MOTHERS AND PREMATURE FETUSES
Cigarette smoke contains about 2,500 chemicals, and when the mother is an active or passive smoker, part of the oxygen in her blood is replaced by carbon monoxide. The absorption is inversely proportional to the cell dimension, which makes breathing dust with lead have the greatest impact. It is also transplacentally transferred, due to its involvement in congenital intoxication, with the following possible consequences: spontaneous abortion, prematurity or low birth weight. Our study included smoking mothers who gave birth to premature children and also preterm babies born to non-smoking mothers, in the Bega Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Emergency County Hospital, Pius Brânzeu, from Timi’oara, between Jan 1st, 2015 and Dec 31, 2015. We dosed maternal and fetal blood lead and selenium by the methods below. Theoretically, the effects of selenium deficiency or excess are known, in terms of human health, but the Romanian statistical databases cannot provide experiments and concrete proof of the effects of selenium.
Keywords: infertility, premature children, seric Pb, seric Se