Increased lead absorption in inner city children: where does the lead come from?

@article{Charney1980IncreasedLA,
  title={Increased lead absorption in inner city children: where does the lead come from?},
  author={Evan Charney and James Sayre and Martha Lee Coulter},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1980},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={226-31}
}
Pica for lead-containing paint has been questioned as the principal mechanism for the widespread moderately elevated blood lead levels (30 to 80 microgram/100 ml) in inner city children. This study explored the hypothesis that lead-contaminated household dust is a major source of lead for these children; hand contamination and repetitive mouthing is the proposed mechanism of ingestion. Forty-nine inner city children with blood lead 40 to 70 microgram/100 ml were matched with 50 children with… CONTINUE READING

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