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Bernard, Susan M.

Prevalence of Blood Lead Levels >= 5 mcg/dL Among U.S. Children 1 to 5 Years of Age...

Publication Date:

December 6, 2003

Abstract:

Analysis of U.S. government data, gathered during the period 1988-1994, on the amount of toxic lead in children's blood. Reveals that African-American and Hispanic children have higher levels of lead in their blood than do white children....

Should the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Childhood Lead Poisoning Intervention Level Be Lowered?

Publication Date:

August 1, 2003

Abstract:

Reports that 46% of African-American children ages 1-5, 28% of Hispanic children, and 19% of white children in the U.S. have blood lead levels of 5 or more micrograms of lead per deciLiter of blood....

Should the CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Intervention Level Be Lowered?

Publication Date:

August 1, 2003

Abstract:

Argues that we should not change the current "action level" for lead in children's blood (10 micrograms per deciliter, ug/dL) but says we should improve follow-up testing on children younger than 1 yr. with 5 ug/dL....
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