Differential effects of lead exposure on components of verbal memory.

  title={Differential effects of lead exposure on components of verbal memory.},
  author={Margit L. Bleecker and Dianne P. Ford and Karen N. Lindgren and V M Hoese and Karin Scheetz Walsh and Christopher G. Vaughan},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={62 3},
AIMS To determine if verbal learning and memory requiring acquisition and retention of information is differentially affected by lead exposure. METHODS The Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), a test of verbal learning and memory, was administered to 256 English speaking lead smelter workers who had a mean (SD) age of 41 (9.4) years and employment duration of 17 (8.1) years. Lead exposure variables, based on up to 25 years of prior blood lead data, included a mean (SD) current blood… CONTINUE READING
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