Reductions in blood lead levels among school children following the introduction of unleaded petrol in South Africa.

@article{Mathee2006ReductionsIB,
  title={Reductions in blood lead levels among school children following the introduction of unleaded petrol in South Africa.},
  author={Angela Mathee and Halina B R{\"o}llin and Yasmin von Schirnding and Jonathan C Levin and Ina Naik},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={319-22}
}
Epidemiological studies have indicated that in the 1980s and early 1990s (a period in which petrol lead concentrations in South Africa ranged from 0.836 to 0.4 g/L), large proportions of urban South African children were at risk of excessive exposure to environmental lead. In 1991, when the maximum permissible petrol lead concentration in the country equaled 0.4 g/L, a study determined that the mean blood lead level among children attending inner city schools in the Cape Peninsula equaled 16… CONTINUE READING