Peter Palermo

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OBJECTIVES The Philadelphia Lead Safe Homes (LSH) Study was designed to evaluate whether educational and environmental interventions in the first year of life for families of newborns increased knowledge of lead exposure prevention and were associated with less elevation of blood lead levels (BLLs) for these children, when compared to children receiving(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple factors influence the secondary sex ratio (SSR) including stress, which appears to affect mainly the males born. OBJECTIVE We evaluate the effects of the earthquake in L'Aquila on the SSR. MATERIALS AND METHODS The SSR for the first six months of 2010 was compared to that of the same period of 2008. The chi-square test and Fisher's(More)
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