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Are children still at risk for lead poisoning?
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Feb; 52(2):125-30.CPed

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The prevalence of elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs) has decreased nationally, creating challenges in identifying children at risk.

METHODS

In a community known to have lead hazards, we screened children with a field-administered capillary blood lead test and asked parents to complete a questionnaire about lead risk factors.

RESULTS

Of the 77 child-parent pairs screened with a blood lead test and a parental questionnaire, 4 had finger stick blood lead levels of ≥10 µg/dL. Of these, one child had a confirmatory venous blood lead level >10 µg/dL (1.3%; 95% CI = 0.0%-4.7%), which is near the US prevalence but less than the historic prevalence for this region. A median of 2 risk factors for each of the environmental, behavioral, and knowledge/awareness domains were noted.

CONCLUSIONS

Despite a low prevalence of children with EBLL, parental report suggested that approximately 29% of children had lead-based paint in their home environment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA. robertsj@musc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23155194

Citation

Roberts, James R., et al. "Are Children Still at Risk for Lead Poisoning?" Clinical Pediatrics, vol. 52, no. 2, 2013, pp. 125-30.
Roberts JR, Allen CL, Ligon C, et al. Are children still at risk for lead poisoning? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013;52(2):125-30.
Roberts, J. R., Allen, C. L., Ligon, C., & Reigart, J. R. (2013). Are children still at risk for lead poisoning? Clinical Pediatrics, 52(2), 125-30. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922812464549
Roberts JR, et al. Are Children Still at Risk for Lead Poisoning. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013;52(2):125-30. PubMed PMID: 23155194.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Are children still at risk for lead poisoning? AU - Roberts,James R, AU - Allen,Cindy L, AU - Ligon,Colin, AU - Reigart,J Routt, Y1 - 2012/11/14/ PY - 2012/11/17/entrez PY - 2012/11/17/pubmed PY - 2013/7/19/medline SP - 125 EP - 30 JF - Clinical pediatrics JO - Clin Pediatr (Phila) VL - 52 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: The prevalence of elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs) has decreased nationally, creating challenges in identifying children at risk. METHODS: In a community known to have lead hazards, we screened children with a field-administered capillary blood lead test and asked parents to complete a questionnaire about lead risk factors. RESULTS: Of the 77 child-parent pairs screened with a blood lead test and a parental questionnaire, 4 had finger stick blood lead levels of ≥10 µg/dL. Of these, one child had a confirmatory venous blood lead level >10 µg/dL (1.3%; 95% CI = 0.0%-4.7%), which is near the US prevalence but less than the historic prevalence for this region. A median of 2 risk factors for each of the environmental, behavioral, and knowledge/awareness domains were noted. CONCLUSIONS: Despite a low prevalence of children with EBLL, parental report suggested that approximately 29% of children had lead-based paint in their home environment. SN - 1938-2707 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23155194/Are_children_still_at_risk_for_lead_poisoning L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0009922812464549?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -