The legacy lead deposition in soils and its impact on cognitive function in preschool‐aged children in the United States

@article{Clay2019TheLL,
  title={The legacy lead deposition in soils and its impact on cognitive function in preschool‐aged children in the United States},
  author={K. Clay and Margarita Portnykh and Edson Severnini},
  journal={Economics & Human Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={33},
  pages={181–192}
}
  • K. Clay, Margarita Portnykh, Edson Severnini
  • Published 2019
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Economics & Human Biology
  • HighlightsSurface soil contamination is an important pathway of human lead exposure, and is now a worldwide health concern.Exposure to lead‐contaminated soil doubles the probability of 5‐year‐old boys experiencing cognitive impairment.The adverse effects on boys are found even in counties with relatively low lead concentration in topsoil based on EPA guidelines.The harmful effect of lead on cognitive difficulty does not seem to extend to 5‐year‐old girls. ABSTRACT Surface soil contamination has… CONTINUE READING
    5 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    The concurrent decline of soil lead and children’s blood lead in New Orleans
    • 14
    • PDF
    Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility
    • 3
    • PDF
    Soil toxicants that potentially affect children's health.
    • 4
    Astragaloside IV-induced Nrf2 Nuclear Translocation Ameliorates Lead-related Cognitive Impairments in Mice.

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 150 REFERENCES
    Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicity
    • 42
    • PDF
    Environmental exposures to lead and urban children's blood lead levels.
    • 165
    Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility
    • 3
    • PDF
    Analysis of U.S. soil lead (Pb) studies from 1970 to 2012.
    • 61
    Lead Exposures in U.S. Children, 2008: Implications for Prevention
    • 281
    • PDF