Prenatal lead exposure in relation to gestational age and birth weight: a review of epidemiologic studies.

@article{Andrews1994PrenatalLE,
  title={Prenatal lead exposure in relation to gestational age and birth weight: a review of epidemiologic studies.},
  author={Kona Andrews and David A. Savitz and Irva Hertz-Picciotto},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={13-32}
}
Although the adverse effect on pregnancy outcomes at high levels of lead exposure in the workplace has been recognized for years, there is uncertainty regarding the impact of exposure at the lower community exposure levels commonly encountered today. This review summarizes the epidemiologic literature and discusses pertinent methodologic issues and possible sources of interstudy variation. The authors conclude that prenatal lead exposure is unlikely to increase the risk of premature membrane… CONTINUE READING

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