Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Gold Ore Processing: a Village-Level Investigation—Zamfara State, Nigeria, October–November 2010

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BACKGROUND During May-June 2010, a childhood lead poisoning outbreak related to gold ore processing was confirmed in two villages in Zamfara State, Nigeria. During June-September of that year, villages with suspected or confirmed childhood lead poisoning continued to be identified in Zamfara State. OBJECTIVES We investigated the extent of childhood lead… (More)
DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1104793

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@inproceedings{Lo2012ChildhoodLP, title={Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Gold Ore Processing: a Village-Level Investigation—Zamfara State, Nigeria, October–November 2010}, author={Yi-Chun Lo and Carrie Ann Dooyema and Antonio James Neri and James T. Durant and Taran Jefferies and Andrew Medina-Marino and Lori de Ravello and Douglas A Thoroughman and Lora Baker Davis and Raymond Salanga Dankoli and Matthias Y. Samson and Luka Mangveep Ibrahim and Ossai Okechukwu and Nasir Tsafe Umar-Tsafe and Alhassan H. Dama and Mary Jean Brown}, booktitle={Environmental health perspectives}, year={2012} }