Childhood lead exposure in France: benefit estimation and partial cost-benefit analysis of lead hazard control

  title={Childhood lead exposure in France: benefit estimation and partial cost-benefit analysis of lead hazard control},
  author={C{\'e}line Pichery and Martine Marie Bellanger and Denis Zmirou-Navier and Philippe Glorennec and Philippe Hartemann and Philippe Grandjean},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
BACKGROUND Lead exposure remains a public health concern due to its serious adverse effects, such as cognitive and behavioral impairment: children younger than six years of age being the most vulnerable population. In Europe, the lead-related economic impacts have not been examined in detail. We estimate the annual costs in France due to childhood exposure and, through a cost benefit analysis (CBA), aim to assess the expected social and economic benefits of exposure abatement. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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