Behavioral effects of lead in monkeys tested during infancy and adulthood.

A total of 12 monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) were dosed orally from birth with 0 or 2000 micrograms/kg/day of lead as lead acetate. Blood lead concentrations of treated monkeys peaked at an average of 115 micrograms/dl by 100 days of age and decreased to a steady state level of 33 micrograms/dl after withdrawal of infant formula at 270 days of age. At 5-6… CONTINUE READING