Current pediatric and maternal lead levels in blood and breast milk in Andean inhabitants of a lead-glazing enclave.

@article{Counter2004CurrentPA,
  title={Current pediatric and maternal lead levels in blood and breast milk in Andean inhabitants of a lead-glazing enclave.},
  author={S. Allen Counter and Leo H Buchanan and Fernando Dos Santos Ortega},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={967-73}
}
Prenatal and postnatal lead (Pb) exposure may induce neurodevelopmental disabilities in children. As part of an ongoing health-monitoring study, blood lead (PbB) levels were compared in 90 children tested in 2003 (current group) and 166 children tested between 1996 and 2000 (reference group) in Ecuadorian Andean villages with high Pb contamination. The mean PbB level for children in the reference group was 40 microg/dL (range, 6.2-119.1), and significantly higher than the mean PbB level of 25.5… CONTINUE READING