Antimony leaching from cot mattresses and SIDS.

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Show simple item record Jenkins, R. O. Craig, P. J. Goessler, W. Irgolic, K. J. 2011-03-28T14:34:16Z 2011-03-28T14:34:16Z 1998
dc.identifier.citation Jenkins, R.O., Craig, P.J, Goessler, W. and Irgolic, K.J. (1998) Antimony leaching from cot mattresses and SIDS. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 17 (3) pp. 138-139 en
dc.identifier.issn 0144-5952
dc.description.abstract 1 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cot mattress covers from SIDS cases were investigated as potential sources of soluble (potentially ingestable) antimony in the cot environment. 2 Body fluids (urine, saliva) and proprietary domestic detergents/sterilizing fluids markedly enhanced leaching of antimony from PVC. Release of antimony was also enhanced at both low and high pH and by elevated temperature. The extent of antimony leaching did not correlate well with PVC content of this element. 3 These data do not support the assumption that postmortem analysis of antimony content proves exposure to gaseous antimony trihydride from mattress PVC. 4 Ingestion of antimony released from PVC could account for the high variability associated with reported detectable levels of antimony in liver from both SIDS and other infants. It could also explain suspected additional postnatal exposure to this element, which gives rise to elevated levels of Sb in the hair of some healthy infants. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher STOCKTON PRESS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human & Experimental Toxicology;
dc.subject antimony en
dc.subject SIDS en
dc.subject infant death en
dc.subject cot mattress en
dc.subject PVC en
dc.title Antimony leaching from cot mattresses and SIDS. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Biomedical and Environmental Health
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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