S Capuni-Paracka

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For a prospective study of lead exposure and early development, we recruited pregnant women from a lead smelter town and from an unexposed town in Yugoslavia and followed their children through 7 years of age. In this paper we consider associations between lifetime lead exposure, estimated by the area under the blood lead (BPb) versus time curve (AUC7), and(More)
For a prospective study of lead exposure and early development, we recruited pregnant women from a smelter town and a nonlead-exposed town in Yugoslavia and followed them and their children through age 4. For 332 children seen at age 4, mean scores on the McCarthy Scales General Cognitive Index (GCI) in the exposed and nonexposed towns were 81.3 and 86.6,(More)
We examined associations between blood lead concentration (BPb) and blood pressure in 282 children age 5.5 years, residing in an exposed or unexposed town in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Mean BPb in the exposed town was 37.3 micrograms per dl (standard deviation = 12.0 micrograms per dl) and in the unexposed town was 8.7 micrograms per dl (standard deviation = 2.8(More)
For a prospective study of lead exposure, iron status, and infant development, we recruited infants living in a smelter town and a non-lead-exposed town in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Among 392 infants assessed at age 2 years, the mean Mental Development Index (MDI), Bayley Scales of Infant Development, was 105.2. At age 2 years, geometric mean blood lead(More)
Lead (Pb) poisoning has numerous effects on the erythropoietic system, but the precise mechanism whereby high dose exposure causes anemia is not entirely clear. We previously reported that Pb exposure is associated with depressed serum erythropoietin (EPO) in pregnant women residing in a Pb mining town and in a nonexposed town in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. In a(More)
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