The influence of bone and blood lead on plasma lead levels in environmentally exposed adults.

  title={The influence of bone and blood lead on plasma lead levels in environmentally exposed adults.},
  author={Mauricio Hern{\'a}ndez-{\'A}vila and Donald Smith and Fl{\'a}via Santana e Meneses and Luz Helena San{\'i}n and Howard Hu},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={473 - 477}
There is concern that previously accumulated bone lead stores may constitute an internal source of exposure, particularly during periods of increased bone mineral loss (e.g., pregnancy, lactation, and menopause). Furthermore, the contribution of lead mobilized from bone to plasma may not be adequately reflected by whole-blood lead levels. This possibility is especially alarming because plasma is the main circulatory compartment of lead that is available to cross cell membranes and deposit in… CONTINUE READING


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