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Interpreting and managing blood lead levels <10 μg/dL in children and reducing childhood exposures to lead; recommendations of CDC's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Published Date:
    November 2, 2007
  • Status:
    current
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Center for Environmental Health (U.S.) ; United States, Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. ; ... More ▼
  • Series:
    MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 56, no. RR-8
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  • Description:
    "Lead is a common environmental contaminant, and exposure to lead is a preventable risk that exists in all areas of the United States. Lead is associated with negative outcomes in children, including impaired cognitive, motor, behavioral, and physical abilities. In 1991, CDC defined the blood lead level (BLL) that should prompt public health actions as 10 μg/dL. Concurrently, CDC also recognized that a BLL of 10 μg/dL did not define a threshold for the harmful effects of lead. Research conducted since 1991 has strengthened the evidence that children's physical and mental development can be affected at BLLs <10 μg/dL. This report summarizes the findings of a review of clinical interpretation and management of BLLs <10 μg/dL conducted by CDC's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. This report provides information to help clinicians understand BLLs <10 μg/dL, identifies gaps in knowledge concerning lead levels in this range, and outlines strategies to reduce childhood exposures to lead. In addition, this report summarizes scientific data relevant to counseling, blood lead screening, and lead exposure risk assessment." - p. 1

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