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Neuroepidemiologic evaluations of children with chronic increased lead absorption.

Authors
Landrigan-PJ; Baker-EL; Whitworth-RH; Feldman-RG
Source
Low Level Lead Exposure: The Clinical Implications of Current Research. Needleman HL, ed., New York: Raven Press, 1980 Jan; :17-33
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00115788
Abstract
Neuropsychological effects of chronic lead (7439921) exposure were studied in children. Children living in close proximity to ore smelters in Texas and Idaho received neuropsychological evaluations and neurologic and psychologic assessments. Blood samples were taken. Diffuse impairment of nonverbal cognitive and perceptual motor skills was observed in children in Texas. There was also impairment of fine motor skills. In Idaho, while none of the children had clinical neurologic disease or pathologic conduction velocities, there was a significant relationship between blood lead concentrations and decreases in maximal motor nerve conduction velocity. The authors conclude that the ore smelters are primary localized sources of environmental lead concentration and are responsible for increased lead absorption among the children living nearby.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Lead-poisoning; Age-factors; Humans; Neurophysiology; Epidemiology; Nervous-system-disorders; Environmental-contamination; Environmental-hazards
Contact
Neurology University Hospital, 75 East Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Needleman-HL
Funding Amount
416014
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780890044551
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00984
Source Name
Low Level Lead Exposure: The Clinical Implications of Current Research
State
ID; TX; MA
Performing Organization
University Hospital (Boston), Boston, Massachusetts
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