Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

@article{Cantor2019ScreeningFE,
  title={Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force},
  author={Amy G Cantor and Rob Hendrickson and Ian Blazina and Jessica Griffin and Sara Grusing and Marian S. McDonagh},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2019},
  volume={321},
  pages={1510–1526}
}
Importance Elevated blood lead level is associated with serious, often irreversible, health consequences. Objective To synthesize evidence on the effects of screening, testing, and treatment for elevated blood lead level in pregnant women and children aged 5 years and younger in the primary care setting to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources Cochrane CENTRAL and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (through June 2018) and Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to June 2018); surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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