Blood lead concentrations and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Korean children: a hospital-based case control study


BACKGROUND Because the developing brain of a child is vulnerable to environmental toxins, even very low concentration of neurotoxin can affect children's neurodevelopment. Lead is a neurotoxic heavy metal which has the harmful effect on the striatal-frontal circuit of brain. This area of the brain is known to be closely related to attention deficit… (More)


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