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={Karen Clay and Margarita Portnykh and Edson Severnini},
  journal={Economics & Human Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={33},
  pages={181–192}
}
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

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