Non-occupational lead exposure and hypertension in Northern Italy.
Previous research has addressed the issue that low-level blood lead concentration could be associated with an increased risk of hypertension.
This paper examines the cross-sectional association between blood lead and hypertension in 630 adult males not employed in activities characterized by specific exposure to lead and living in two Northern Italian cities (Verona and Brescia).
The participants, aged 26-69 years, constituted a random sample of the patients in the practice of a general practitioner (Verona) and of regular blood donors (Brescia).
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Toxicité, Hypertension artérielle, Adulte, Homme, Italie, Europe, Nord, Epidémiologie, Etude transversale, Prévalence, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Toxicity, Hypertension, Adult, Human, Italy, Europe, North, Epidemiology, Cross sectional study, Prevalence, Cardiovascular disease
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