Low-level lead exposure and the prevalence of gout: an observational study.


BACKGROUND Blood lead levels (BLLs) less than 1.21 µmol/L (<25 µg/dL) among adults are considered acceptable by current national standards. Lead toxicity can lead to gouty arthritis (gout), but whether the low lead exposure in the contemporary general population confers risk for gout is not known. OBJECTIVE To determine whether BLLs within the range… (More)
DOI: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-4-201208210-00003


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