Objective The effect of abating soil lead was assessed among Baltimore children.
The hypothesis was that a reduction of 1000 parts per million would reduce children's blood lead levels by a 0.14 to 0.29 mol/L (3-6 mug/dL).
In 2 neighbonhoods (study and control), 18% children completed the protocol.
In the study area, contaminated soil was replaced with clean soil.
Soil lead abatement in this study did not lower children's blood lead.
Although it did not show an effect in this study, soil lead abatement may be useful in certain areas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Pollution sol, Exposition, Plasma sanguin, Zone urbaine, Epidémiologie, Corrélation, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé et environnement, Toxicité, Métal lourd
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Soil pollution, Exposure, Blood plasma, Urban area, Epidemiology, Correlation, Risk factor, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Health and environment, Toxicity, Heavy metal
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0048978
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 31/05/1999.