Table 1: Hg contents of dam’s blood and offspring (whole body at PND 1) mice after administration with low dose of cinnabar.

Dam’s (whole blood)Offspring (whole body)Generation

F0 (Distilled water) 2 . 0 ± 0 . 3 1 . 8 ± 0 . 1 F1-control
F0 (Cinnabar-10mg/kg/day) 8 . 1 ± 1 . 2 * 6 . 3 ± 0 . 5 *F1-Cinnabar
F1 (Cinnabar-10mg/kg/day)* 6 . 3 ± 0 . 4 𝟓 . 2 ± 0 . 2 *F2-Cinnabar

At postnatal day 1 (PND 1), the offspring mice (pups) were randomly selected as representatives of their respective litters (four or five per litter). Hg content was expressed as ng/g of wet-weight and presented as mean ± SE.
𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 as compared with control group.