Occupational lead exposure and longitudinal decline in neurobehavioral test scores.

  title={Occupational lead exposure and longitudinal decline in neurobehavioral test scores.},
  author={Brian S. Schwartz and Byung-Kook Lee and K. Bandeen-Roche and W. Stewart and Karen I. Bolla and Jonathan Links and Virginia M. Weaver and A. C. Todd},
  volume={16 1},
BACKGROUND No previous longitudinal studies have compared and contrasted associations of blood lead and tibia lead with declines in cognitive function over the course of time in a large sample of subjects with current and past occupational exposure to inorganic lead. METHODS From 1997 through 2001, we conducted a longitudinal study of 803 current and former lead workers in South Korea to evaluate effects on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Three study visits occurred during a mean… CONTINUE READING


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