Lead and minor hearing impairment.

  title={Lead and minor hearing impairment.},
  author={Joel Schwartz and Dianne Otto},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  volume={46 5},
We examined data recorded for 3,545 subjects aged 6-19 y who participated in the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Survey. We sought to confirm a relationship between blood lead levels and elevated hearing thresholds that we previously reported in a similar study in which data from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used. Lead was associated with an increased risk of hearing thresholds that were elevated above the standard reference level at all four frequencies (i.e… CONTINUE READING

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