Tag: lead

1. In this prospective cohort study, New Zealand children with increased lead levels in their blood had significantly lower cognitive skills and socioeconomic status in adulthood compared to children with lower lead levels. 2. The link between childhood lead levels and lower adulthood socioeconomic status was primarily mediated through cognitive...
1. Low level exposure to lead (< 5.0 μg/dL) during pregnancy was associated with a subsequent adverse effect on infant growth at 2 years of age. 2. The association between lead exposure and stunted growth remained significant for mothers who consumed a below average amount of calcium in their diet...
1. The mean blood lead concentration in a Chinese pre-school cohort was 6.4 µg/dL.  2. Detriment in emotional reactivity, anxiety, and pervasive developmental were noted even with a 1 µg/dL increase in blood lead concentration.   Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)         Study Rundown: The effects of lead poisoning seem to...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine
Image: PD 1. Among children exposed to lead early in life, serum lead levels at 24 months of age were significantly associated with decreased cognitive performance on measures of intelligence and educational achievement at 10 years old. 2. Each 0.48 μmol/L (10 μg/dL) increase in serum lead at 24 months of...