publication . Article . 2005

A global approach to childhood lead poisoning prevention.

Pamela A. Meyer; Michael A. McGeehin; Henry Falk;
Open Access
  • Published: 18 Aug 2005
Abstract
Childhood lead poisoning is an important, preventable environmental disease affecting millions of children around the world. The effects of lead are well known and range from delayed and adversely affected neurodevelopment to severe health outcomes including seizures, coma, and death. This article reviews the childhood effects of lead poisoning, the approach being taken to the problem in the United States, and the obstacles faced by developing nations in dealing with lead exposure. The United States has attacked the childhood lead poisoning problem by attempting to eliminate sources of exposure, including gasoline, solder in water pipes and cans, and industrial ...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Environmental disease, Elevated blood, Government, Environmental protection, Health policy, Environmental health, Developing country, business.industry, business, Lead poisoning, medicine.disease, Global health
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