Linking source and effect

resuspended soil lead, air lead, and children's blood lead levels in Detroit, Michigan

Sammy Zahran, Mark A. S. Laidlaw, Shawn P. McElmurry, Gabriel M. Filippelli, Mark Taylor

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    Abstract

    Lead (Pb) remains a serious threat to children’s health and development-elevated levels of Pb in the blood are associated with impaired cognitive, motor, behavioral, and physical abilities.(1) Even lead-exposed children with blood lead levels (BLLs) below the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline of 10 µg/dL for their entire lifetime experience measurable loss in cognition.(2) In response to health risks associated with BLLs below 10 µg/dL,(3-5) the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lowered the blood Pb reference value to 5 µg/dL in May 2012.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEveryday environmental toxins
    Subtitle of host publicationchildren's exposure risks
    EditorsAreej Hassan
    Place of PublicationOakville, Ontario
    PublisherApple Academic Press
    Chapter9
    Pages163-179
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9781498718158
    ISBN (Print)9781771881012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Bibliographical note

    First published as: Zahran S, Laidlaw MAS, McElmurry SP, Filippelli GM, and Taylor M. 'Linking Source and Effect: Resuspended Soil Lead, Air Lead, and Children’s Blood Lead Levels in Detroit, Michigan'. Environmental Science and Technology 47(6) (2013), DOI: 10.1021/es303854c.

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