Early lead exposure and neonatal jaundice: relation to neurobehavioral performance at 15 years of age.

@article{Damm1993EarlyLE,
  title={Early lead exposure and neonatal jaundice: relation to neurobehavioral performance at 15 years of age.},
  author={D Damm and Philippe Grandjean and T Lyngbye and Anegen Trillingsgaard and Ole N\orby Hansen},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={1993},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={173-81}
}
A cohort of children who attended first grade in 1983 was identified in a Danish community with low-level lead pollution. Two groups with high and low postnatal lead exposure were generated on the basis of the dentin-lead concentration in shed deciduous incisors. At age 8 years, examination of 162 children matched according to gender and socioeconomic status had shown lead-related deficits in verbal intelligence and visuomotor coordination. Re-examination was now carried out in 141 children at… CONTINUE READING