A retrospective follow-up study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of lead-based paint hazard remediation in reducing children's blood lead levels.
The authors reviewed existing St.
Louis, Missouri, City Health Department records, identified 185 children younger than age 6 years who had blood lead levels =25 mug/dl during 1989 or 1990, and compared changes in blood lead levels among children whose dwellings did and those whose dwellings did not undergo remediation.
Among 54 children who had not moved or received chelation therapy and whose blood lead levels were measured 10-14 months after diagnosis, the geometric mean blood lead level decreased 23% among children living in remediated dwellings (n=37) and 12% among children in nonremediated dwellings (n=17) (p=0.07, t test).
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Peinture plomb, Epidémiologie, Rétrospective, Enfant, Homme, Toxicité, Taux, Sang, Logement habitation, Réparation, Etude longitudinale, Diagnostic, Missouri, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Lead paint, Epidemiology, Retrospective, Child, Human, Toxicity, Rate, Blood, Housing, Repair, Follow up study, Diagnosis, Missouri, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 94-0466330
Code Inist : 002B03L04. Création : 199501.