Maternal blood lead level during pregnancy in South Central Los Angeles.

@article{Rothenberg1999MaternalBL,
  title={Maternal blood lead level during pregnancy in South Central Los Angeles.},
  author={Stephen Joel Rothenberg and Mario Manalo and Jian Jiang and Fatima L Khan and Rosa Cuellar and Sergio Sandoval Reyes and Malinali S{\'a}nchez and Beatriz Arellano Reynoso and Alex Ciurana Aguilar and Mar{\'i}a del Roc{\'i}o G{\'o}mez D{\'i}az and S. Bol{\'i}var Acosta and Manuel Jauregui and Clifford D. Johnson},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          151-7
        }
}
Twenty-five years of public health efforts produced a striking reduction in lead exposure; the blood lead average in the United States has decreased to less than 20% of levels measured in the 1970s. However, poor minority groups that live in large urban centers are still at high risk for elevated lead levels. In this study, our data showed that pregnant immigrants (n = 1,428) who live in South Central Los Angeles--one of the most economically depressed regions of California--have significantly… CONTINUE READING
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