Murray E. Fulton

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The effect of blood-lead on children's ability and attainment was investigated in a sample of 855 boys and girls aged 6-9 years from eighteen primary schools within a defined area of central Edinburgh. The geometric mean blood-lead value was 10.4 micrograms/dl. In a stratified subsample, 501 children completed individual tests of cognitive ability and(More)
Low tissue concentrations of the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid, occur in communities with high rates of coronary disease and in patients with angina and myocardial infarction. This relationship is independent of lipids and blood pressure, but in smokers linoleic acid is particularly low because they eat less linoleic acid-containing foods.
The commercial sale of herbicide resistant (HR) canola has raised questions about the benefits of this new technology for seed and chemical companies, farmers, consumers, and other players in the supply chain. In this paper, we argue that the pricing and adoption of HR canola in Canada can not be understood if producers are seen as being homogeneous. We(More)
The relation between alcohol consumption and dietary intake was examined in 164 middle-aged Scottish men taking part in a study of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). A 7-d weighed dietary record was used to assess alcohol and nutrient intake. The mean daily intake of alcohol was 26 g (SD 31 g). Energy derived from alcohol tended to replace(More)
Good quantitative evidence on the role of lead in household dust as a source of exposure to children has been lacking. A study of 495 children in Edinburgh, Scotland shows a significant relationship between lead in dust vacuumed from the floors of the children's homes and their blood lead levels. A multiple regression analysis incorporating drinking water(More)
This paper develops a model of differentiated consumers to examine the consumption effects of genetic modification (GM) under alternative labeling regimes and segregation enforcement scenarios. Analytical results show that if consumers perceive GM products as being different than their traditional counterparts, genetic modification affects consumer welfare(More)
Agricultural cooperatives around the world are facing major structural challenges as they respond to a more industrialized agriculture, globalization, and freer trade. Co-ops are responding to these changes by merging, by finding new ways of raising capital, and by developing new organizational forms such as New Generation Co-ops. One of the critically(More)
Data collected for the Edinburgh Lead Study have been used to investigate lead concentrations in children's naturally shed deciduous teeth. A within-child multiple-regression analysis has shown that the upper jaw has a higher concentration of lead than the lower, and that there is a gradient of decreasing concentration from the front to the back of the(More)
The relation between coronary heart disease (CHD) and fatty acid composition of adipose tissue and platelets was examined in a random sample of 448 middle-aged Scottish men. The linoleic acid (18:2n6) content in adipose tissue of 28 men with previously unidentified CHD was significantly lower than that in the rest of the group. Platelet linoleic and other(More)
The effect of blood-lead on children's behaviour was investigated in a sub-sample of 501 boys and girls aged 6-9 years from 18 primary schools within a defined area of central Edinburgh. Behaviour ratings of the children were made by teachers and parents using the Rutter behaviour scales. An extensive home interview with a parent was also carried out.(More)