Urban airborne lead: X-ray absorption spectroscopy establishes soil as dominant source.

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Nicholas E Pingitore; Juan W Clague; Maria A Amaya; Beata Maciejewska; Jesús J Reynoso;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 4,issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005019, pmc: PMC2659775
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Physics/Earth Sciences | Public Health and Epidemiology/Health Policy | Public Health and Epidemiology/Environmental Health | Science | Pediatrics and Child Health | Physics/Geology | Medicine | Chemistry/Physical, Inorganic, and Analytical Chemistry

BACKGROUND: Despite the dramatic decrease in airborne lead over the past three decades, there are calls for regulatory limits on this potent pediatric neurotoxin lower even than the new (2008) US Environmental Protection Agency standard. To achieve further decreases in ... View more
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