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A pilot study was conducted to explore the potential associations between hair metal levels and the neuropsychological function and behavior of school-aged children. Thirty-two children, 11-13 years old, were administered a battery of tests that assessed general intelligence, visual-motor skills, receptive language, verbal memory, nonverbal problem-solving,(More)
The patient's family bought a home in a suburb, but the proximity of the house to wetlands and its distance from the town water main prohibited connecting the house to town water. The family had a well drilled and they drank the well water for 5 years, despite the fact that the water was turbid, had a metallic taste, and left an orange-brown residue on(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse events associated with dietary supplements are difficult to monitor in the USA, because such products are not registered before sale, and there is little information about their content and safety. METHODS In 1998, 11 poison control centres in the USA recorded details of 2332 telephone calls about 1466 ingestions of dietary supplements,(More)
Research conducted in recent years has increased public health concern about the toxicity of lead at low dose and has supported a reappraisal of the levels of lead exposure that may be safely tolerated in the workplace. In this article, which appears as part of a mini-monograph on adult lead exposure, we summarize a body of published literature that(More)
emerged as a major concern of wildlife managers, biologists, and stakeholders throughout North America (Enserink 2001, Williams et al. 2002). Chronic wasting disease is a fatal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE; Williams and Young 1980) that has been observed in free-living and captive deer (Odocoileus spp.) and elk (Cervus elaphus) and is the(More)
A review of national poison center data from 1990 through 2003 showed approximately 10,000 annual ingestion exposures to camphor-containing products. A guideline that determines the threshold dose for emergency department referral and need for pre-hospital decontamination could potentially avoid unnecessary emergency department visits, reduce health care(More)
Although most cases of childhood lead poisoning are caused by contaminated paint and dust in older homes, a variety of unusual sources of lead exposure are occasionally found. We report here 2 families whose children were poisoned by lead-contaminated spices that were purchased in foreign countries, brought to the United States, and then used in the(More)
A review of U.S. poison center data for 2004 showed over 40,000 exposures to salicylate-containing products. A guideline that determines the conditions for emergency department referral and pre-hospital care could potentially optimize patient outcome, avoid unnecessary emergency department visits, reduce health care costs, and reduce life disruption for(More)
• Pediatricians and other child health care providers need the expertise necessary to o deliver anticipatory guidance to prevent childhood exposures, o take a relevant environmental history when necessary, o include environmental factors in differential diagnoses, o conduct appropriate risk­based laboratory tests for environmental illnesses, and o refer(More)