Associated factors for higher lead and cadmium blood levels, and reference values derived from general population of São Paulo, Brazil.

@article{Kira2016AssociatedFF,
  title={Associated factors for higher lead and cadmium blood levels, and reference values derived from general population of S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil.},
  author={Carmen Silvia Kira and Alice Momoyo Sakuma and Eduardo Mello De Capitani and Clarice Umbelino de Freitas and Maria Regina Alves Cardoso and Nelson da Cruz Gouveia},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={543 Pt A},
  pages={628-35}
}
Human activities are associated with emissions of various metals into the environment, among which the heavy metals lead and cadmium stand out, as they pose a risk to human life even at low concentrations. Thus, accurate knowledge of the levels of these metals exhibited by the overall population, including children, is important. The aim of this study was to estimate the concentrations of lead and cadmium in the blood of adults, adolescents and children residing in the city of São Paulo, assess… CONTINUE READING
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