Prenatal lead exposure in Israel: an international comparison.

  title={Prenatal lead exposure in Israel: an international comparison.},
  author={Yona Amitai and Dolores J. Katz and Matityahu Lifshitz and Rosa Gofin and M Tepferberg and Shlomo Almog},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  volume={1 4},
BACKGROUND Prenatal lead exposure (umbilical cord blood lead concentration > 10 (micrograms/dl) may impair cognitive development. Childhood lead poisoning is infrequent in Israel, and there are no data on lead exposure in immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. OBJECTIVES To evaluate prenatal blood lead concentrations in Israeli newborns whose mothers were born in Israel and in those whose mothers recently immigrated from Russia, and to compare data of prenatal lead exposure in… CONTINUE READING