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Blood lead levels among pregnant women: historical versus contemporaneous exposures.

dc.contributor.author Edwards, Sharon E
dc.contributor.author Miranda, Marie Lynn
dc.contributor.author Neelon, Brian Hugh
dc.contributor.author Paul, Christopher J
dc.contributor.author Swamy, Geeta Krishna
dc.coverage.spatial Switzerland
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-01T20:35:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-01T20:35:16Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04
dc.identifier https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20617043
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/13926
dc.description.abstract Blood lead among pregnant women, even at modest levels, may impair offspring cognitive development. We examine whether blood lead levels (BLLs) result from current versus historic exposures, among a cohort of pregnant women. Cumulative logit models were used to characterize the relationship between maternal risk factors and higher BLLs. Maternal blood lead levels more likely result from lead remobilization from historic versus contemporaneous exposures. Even if all lead sources were abated immediately, women and their fetuses would experience lead exposure for decades. This work emphasizes the importance of addressing sources of environmental lead exposure in the United States and internationally.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof Int J Environ Res Public Health
dc.relation.isversionof 10.3390/ijerph7041508
dc.subject birth outcomes
dc.subject blood lead
dc.subject lead exposure
dc.subject pregnancy
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Cohort Studies
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Lead
dc.subject Pregnancy
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title Blood lead levels among pregnant women: historical versus contemporaneous exposures.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20617043
pubs.begin-page 1508
pubs.end-page 1519
pubs.issue 4
pubs.organisational-group Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Human Vaccine Institute
pubs.organisational-group Environmental Sciences and Policy
pubs.organisational-group Faculty
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group Midwifery Service
pubs.organisational-group Nicholas School of the Environment
pubs.organisational-group Obstetrics and Gynecology
pubs.organisational-group Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Pediatrics
pubs.organisational-group School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Staff
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 7
dc.identifier.eissn 1660-4601


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