Blood lead levels in Noranda children following removal of smelter-contaminated yard soil.

@article{Gagne1994BloodLL,
  title={Blood lead levels in Noranda children following removal of smelter-contaminated yard soil.},
  author={Didier Gagne},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={1994},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          163-6
        }
}
  • Didier Gagne
  • Published 1994 in
    Canadian journal of public health = Revue…
In 1979, children two to five years of age living in Rouyn-Noranda, QC, in an urban district located within 1 km from a copper smelter had mean (geometric) blood lead levels (BLL) of 21 micrograms/dL. Afterwards, stack emissions were lowered. In 1989, mean (geom.) BLL were reduced to 11 micrograms/dL; 50% of the district children had BLL less than 10 micrograms/dL. In 1990-91, a $3 million top soil removal operation took place; residential lots having more than 500 ppm soil lead were… CONTINUE READING

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