Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children

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DIANE Publishing, 1991 - 107 pages
Covers: sources and pathways of lead exposure, role of the pediatric health-care provider, role of state and local public agencies, screening, diagnostic evaluation and medical management of children with high blood levels, management of lead hazards in the environment of the individual child, management of lead hazards in the community, and much more. Graphs and tables.

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Page 4 - ... Poisoning Will require efforts from both the private and public sectors. Will require a shift in emphasis to primary prevention. Will take time and resources. Should proceed in a rational manner, with the highest risk children being made the highest priority. Can be achieved. In February 1991, the US Department of Health and Human Services released a Strategic Plan for the Elimination of Childhood Lead Poisoning (HHS, 1991). This plan describes the first 5 years of a 20-year societywide effort...
Page 43 - Live in or regularly visit a house built before 1960 with recent, ongoing, or planned renovation or remodelling?
Page v - National Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control Centers for Disease Control Atlanta, Georgia 30333 MEMBERS Evelyn S.
Page 63 - Chisolm. JJ Jr. The use of chelating agents in the treatment of acute and chronic lead intoxication in childhood.
Page 49 - Condition and type of housing as an indicator of potential environmental lead exposure and pediatric blood lead levels. Environ Res.
Page 13 - Low-level fetal lead exposure effect on neurobehavioral development in early infancy.
Page 15 - Silva, PA, Hughes, P., Williams, S., & Faed, JM (1988). Blood lead, intelligence, reading attainment, and behaviour in eleven year old children in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Page 2 - Epidemiologie studies have identified harmful effects of lead in children at blood lead levels at least as low as 10 ug/dL. Some studies have suggested harmful effects at even lower levels, but the body of information accumulated so far is not adequate for effects below about 10 ug/dL to be evaluated definitively. As yet, no threshold has been identified for the harmful effects of lead. Because 10...
Page 7 - Millions of US children from all geographic areas and socioeconomic groups have blood lead levels high enough to be associated with adverse health effects. Lead is a poison that affects virtually every system in the body, and health experts believe that the consequences of lead poisoning are irreversible. It is particularly harmful to the developing brain and nervous system of fetuses and young children. Adverse effects of lead on fetuses include decreased gestational weight, miscarriage, and stillbirth....

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