Genome-wide association study of blood lead shows multiple associations near ALAD.

@article{Warrington2015GenomewideAS,
  title={Genome-wide association study of blood lead shows multiple associations near ALAD.},
  author={Nicole M. Warrington and G. -J. Zhu and Veronica Dy and A Christopher Heath and Pamela A. F. Madden and Gibran Hemani and John P. Kemp and George Mcmahon and Beate St Pourcain and Nicholas J. Timpson and Caroline M Taylor and Jean Golding and Debbie A Lawlor and Colin D. Steer and Grant W. Montgomery and Nicholas G. Martin and George Davey Smith and David M. Evans and John B. Whitfield},
  journal={Human molecular genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 13},
  pages={3871-9}
}
Exposure to high levels of environmental lead, or biomarker evidence of high body lead content, is associated with anaemia, developmental and neurological deficits in children, and increased mortality in adults. Adverse effects of lead still occur despite substantial reduction in environmental exposure. There is genetic variation between individuals in… CONTINUE READING