The Austrian study Um-MuKi found lead and bisphenol A in the blood of mothers and the umbilical cord blood of children. At the same time, significant differences were established between Bratislava and Vienna, which are likely to derive from both differences in life styles as well as environmental contamination. However, the study was not able to establish links between food consumption patterns and exposure. The study had analyzed the blood of 200 mother-child pairs for environmental contaminant burden including mercury, lead, bisphenol A and perfluorinated tensides (PFTs). The study was carried out by the Environmental Ministry, Austria, the Medical University Vienna and the genetic laboratory Medgene in Slovakia.
Environmental Ministry, Austria (in German)