The effect of dust lead control on blood lead in toddlers: a randomized trial.

  title={The effect of dust lead control on blood lead in toddlers: a randomized trial.},
  author={George G. Rhoads and Adrienne S. Ettinger and Clifford P Weisel and Timothy P. Buckley and Karen Denard Goldman and John L. Adgate and Paul J. Lioy},
  volume={103 3},
BACKGROUND Contaminated household dust is believed to be a major source of exposure for most children with elevated blood lead levels. To determine if a vigorous dust clean-up effort would reduce this exposure we conducted a randomized controlled field trial. METHODS We randomized 113 urban children between the ages of 6 and 36 months: 56 children to a lead dust intervention composed of maternal education and biweekly assistance with household cleaning and 57 children to a control group… CONTINUE READING


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