Blood lead levels in children have fallen, but vigilance is still needed

Mark P. Taylor*, Bruce P. Lanphear

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    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-162
    Number of pages2
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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    Funding Information:
    Mark Patrick Taylor is affiliated with the Broken Hill Lead Reference Group, The LEAD Group (Australia), and the Broken Hill Environmental Lead Program of the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has received funding from the Broken Hill Environmental Lead Program for lead‐related research; Australian federal government Citizen Science grants for the project, “Citizen insights to the composition and risks of household dust” (CSG55984); from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS)‐related research (SR180100021), an ARC Special Research Initiative Collaboration Agreement; an ARC Linkage grant (with Rio Tinto) for “Improved control of dioxin emissions during iron ore sintering”; and from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (Victoria) for a clinical trial of PFAS removal from firefighters by phlebotomy. Mark Patrick Taylor has also prepared commissioned reports and provided expert advice on environmental contamination and human health for a range of bodies, including the Australian Building Codes Board (lead in plumbing fittings and materials), lawyers, governments, union agencies, and private companies. He has also received funding from Macquarie University for sabbatical research and major equipment purchases. Bruce Lanphear serves as an expert witness in plaintiff cases of childhood lead poisoning in Milwaukee (WI) and Flint (MI) in the United States, but receives no personal compensation.

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