Lead exposure in children living in a smelter community in region Lagunera, Mexico.

@article{Vargas2001LeadEI,
  title={Lead exposure in children living in a smelter community in region Lagunera, Mexico.},
  author={Gonzalo Gerardo Garc{\'i}a Vargas and M Rubio Andrade and Luz Mar{\'i}a Del Razo and V{\'i}ctor Hugo Borja Aburto and Eunice Vera Aguilar and Mariano Enrique Cebrian},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={417-29}
}
Industrial growth has created the potential for environmental problems in Mexico, since attention to environmental controls and urban planning has lagged behind the pace of industrialization. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess lead exposure in children aged 6-9 yr attending 3 primary schools and living in the vicinity of the largest smelter complex in Mexico. One of the schools is located 650 m distant from a smelter complex that includes a lead smelter (close school); the… CONTINUE READING

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