The association of blood lead and blood pressure in population surveys.

@article{Hense1993TheAO,
  title={The association of blood lead and blood pressure in population surveys.},
  author={Hans Werner Hense and B. Filipiak and Ulrich Keil},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={173-9}
}
Several reports from large population surveys have indicated that blood lead is positively related to blood pressure. We assessed this relation in 1,703 men (median blood lead = 83 micrograms per liter) and 1,661 women (median blood lead = 60 micrograms per liter), age 28 to 67 years, who participated in the first follow-up examination of the MONICA Augsburg cohort study in 1987-1988. Crude analyses confirmed a strong, positive association of blood lead concentrations with systolic and… CONTINUE READING

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