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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)
Exurban development is nonmetropolitan, residential development characterized by a human population density and average property size intermediate between suburban and rural areas. Although growth in exurban areas is outpacing that of urban, suburban, or rural landscapes, studies of deer (Odocoileus spp.) ecology in exurban areas are nonexistent. During(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)
  • Mary E Palmer, Christine Haller, Patrick E McKinney, Wendy Klein-Schwartz, Anne Tschirgi, Susan C Smolinske +8 others
  • 2003
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)
Exurban development (nonmetropolitan, residential development) poses unique challenges for wildlife managers through increases in human-wildlife interactions. However, little is known about hunting activity and human attitudes toward white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in exurban areas. In 2004, we surveyed exurbanites near Carbondale, Illinois,(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)