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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