The Port Pirie cohort study. Blood lead concentrations in early childhood.

@article{Mcmichael1985ThePP,
  title={The Port Pirie cohort study. Blood lead concentrations in early childhood.},
  author={A J Mcmichael and Peter Adrian Baghurst and Evelyn F. Robertson and Graham V Vimpani and Neil R Wigg},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1985},
  volume={143 11},
  pages={499-503}
}
A cohort of over 600 children who were born between 1979 and 1982 and accounted for the great majority of all births in Port Pirie, South Australia, and its immediate environs, underwent capillary blood sampling at the ages of 6 months, 15 months, 2 years, and annually thereafter. The mean blood lead concentration (Pb-B) initially rose markedly, peaked at 2 years of age, and subsequently declined gradually at 3 and 4 years of age. No differences in Pb-B were observed between girls and boys… CONTINUE READING

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