Association of blood lead levels in children 0-72 months with living in Mid-Appalachia: a semi-ecologic study.


INTRODUCTION Lead exposure in children remains a significant public health issue, although many advances have been made. The Mid-Appalachia area (Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) is 89-91% rural with a population density of 16-21 people/km2 (41-54 people/mi2). Mid-Appalachia has significant health disparities including concerns for… (More)

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