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BACKGROUND Recently, in a cross-sectional study of 201 children in Araihazar, Bangladesh, exposure to arsenic (As) in drinking water has been shown to lower the scores on tests that measure children's intellectual function before and after adjustment for sociodemographic features. OBJECTIVES We investigated the effects of As and fluoride exposure on(More)
It has been hypothesized that the high rate of bone remodeling during childhood and the consequent high calcium and lead turnover result in a substantial reduction in bone lead stores so that much of the lead incorporated in bone during childhood does not persist into adulthood. We studied the effect of age at lead exposure on blood and organ concentrations(More)
The loss of adipose tissue during energy restriction may be accompanied by a loss of lean body mass, including bone mass. Because most of the body lead burden is in the skeleton, we studied the effects of weight loss on the concentrations of lead in bone, blood and several organs in rats with prior but not current lead exposure. Concentrations of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the level and feature of neonate deformity in water arsenic exposure areas, as to finding out an evidence for the study and prevention of the arsenic exposure. METHODS The birth situation of neonate was surveyed from 1998 to 2004 in water arsenic exposure areas according to cross-sectional survey. The results were classified in(More)
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