Pregnant women are at high risk of transferring lead to the foetus. In pregnant women, lead in the bloodstream can cross the placenta into the foetus’s blood.
The developing unborn foetus is at greatest risk of health issues from elevated blood lead levels as lead is toxic to the human body. If a pregnant women has elevated blood lead levels, the lead will transfer to your unborn baby through your placenta, causing the foetus to have elevated blood lead levels, if you and your developing unborn child is exposed to high levels of lead they are at risk of developing the following health issues:
It is essential that pregnant women and women trying for a baby make sure you reduce the risk of elevated blood lead levels in you and the foetus by incorporating our key messages – Wet Wipe, Wash & Eat Well into your daily routines: