Correlation of Four Toxic Elements Concentrations in Hair and Follicular Fluid Collected from Women Undergoing in vitro Fertilization
Pedro García-Fortea, Isaac Cohen-Corcia*, Alberto Reche-Rosado and Ernesto González-Mesa
Obstetric and Gynecology Research Group, Malaga Regional and University Hospital (IBIMA), Malaga, Spain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Isaac Cohen-Corcia
Obstetric and Gynecology Research Group, Malaga Regional and University Hospital (IBIMA)
C/Montes de Oca 18, piso 1, puerta 5, Málaga (CP 29007) Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 16, 2016; Accepted date: October 15, 2016; Published date: October 17, 2016
Citation: García-Fortea P, Cohen-Corcia I, Reche-Rosado A, González-Mesa E (2016) Correlation of Four Toxic Elements Concentrations in Hair and Follicular Fluid Collected from Women Undergoing in vitro Fertilization. J Clin Toxicol 6:322. doi:10.4172/2161-0495.1000322
Copyright: © 2016 García-Fortea P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We assess the correlation between four trace elements concentrations (As, Cd, Hg, Pb) in hair and follicular fluid (FF) specimens collected from 205 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), and analysed using high resolution inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer. We find that hair arsenic concentration was positively correlated with FF arsenic, mercury and lead concentrations. We conclude that trace element determination in hair specimens would be of interest to clarify their effect on outcomes of women undergoing IVF in a prospective cohort study.