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Low blood lead levels difficult to detect in children

July 26, 2017

The blood lead levels of children between the ages of 1 and 5 years has decreased to a point where laboratories across the United States are having a difficult time detecting the trace amounts, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

“In 2012, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) recommended using a population-based reference value, calculated as the 97.5th percentile of blood lead in children 1 to 5 years old in the U.S. instead of a blood lead ‘level of concern’ to identify children and environments associated with lead hazards,” Kathleen L. Caldwell, PhD, from the division of laboratory sciences at the CDC, and colleagues wrote.

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‘Unprecedented’ dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka exceeds 107,000 cases

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IBD risk lower in children from rural areas

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Oxytocin effective treatment for social deficits in children with autism

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Lucy Maude Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables: An Early Description of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Pediatric Annals, July 2017, Volume 46 Issue 7
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Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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