Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

@article{Curry2019ScreeningFE,
  title={Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement},
  author={S. Curry and A. Krist and D. Owens and M. Barry and M. Cabana and A. Caughey and Chyke A Doubeni and J. Epling and A. Kemper and Martha Y. Kubik and C. Landefeld and C. Mangione and L. Pbert and M. Silverstein and M. Simon and Chien-Wen Tseng and J. Wong},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2019},
  volume={321},
  pages={1502–1509}
}
Importance Elevated blood lead levels in children are associated with neurologic effects such as behavioral and learning problems, lower IQ, hyperactivity, hearing problems, and impaired growth. In pregnant women, lead exposure can impair organ systems such as the hematopoietic, hepatic, renal, and nervous systems, and increase the risk of preeclampsia and adverse perinatal outcomes. Many of the adverse health effects of lead exposure are irreversible. Objective To update the 2006 US Preventive… Expand
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