Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

[Childhood lead poisoning in Asturias].
An Esp Pediatr. 1993 May; 38(5):390-3.AE

Abstract

We have determined the blood lead levels of 1,242 children, from newborn to 14 years old, and 79 young mothers in a period of 10 months in Asturias (Spain). All of them were selected at random among those who consulted one of the three main hospitals in Asturias, but none were diagnosed as lead poisoning. We have found a mean blood lead level of 22.11 micrograms/dl; 23.55% had high levels (= 25 micrograms/dl). Sex was not significantly associated with blood lead levels either in the whole sample or in different age groups. Blood lead level increases rapidly from birth (19.3 micrograms/dl) to the age of one year (23.3 gamma/dl), fluctuating around this level until the age of 7. Then it declines with age until adolescence (19.6 micrograms/dl). From October (25.5 micrograms/dl) to July (20.9 micrograms/dl) the decrease in lead blood level was statistically significant. No difference has been found between urban and rural population. The decree of urbanization has not been found significant. The mean blood lead level in the mothers was 20.5 micrograms/dl.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cátedra de Pediatría, Universidad de Oviedo, Hospital Central Universitario de Asturias.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

8503579

Citation

Rivas Crespo, J A., et al. "[Childhood Lead Poisoning in Asturias]." Anales Espanoles De Pediatria, vol. 38, no. 5, 1993, pp. 390-3.
Rivas Crespo JA, Rivas Crespo MF, Crespo Hernández M. [Childhood lead poisoning in Asturias]. An Esp Pediatr. 1993;38(5):390-3.
Rivas Crespo, J. A., Rivas Crespo, M. F., & Crespo Hernández, M. (1993). [Childhood lead poisoning in Asturias]. Anales Espanoles De Pediatria, 38(5), 390-3.
Rivas Crespo JA, Rivas Crespo MF, Crespo Hernández M. [Childhood Lead Poisoning in Asturias]. An Esp Pediatr. 1993;38(5):390-3. PubMed PMID: 8503579.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - [Childhood lead poisoning in Asturias]. AU - Rivas Crespo,J A, AU - Rivas Crespo,M F, AU - Crespo Hernández,M, PY - 1993/5/1/pubmed PY - 1993/5/1/medline PY - 1993/5/1/entrez SP - 390 EP - 3 JF - Anales espanoles de pediatria JO - An Esp Pediatr VL - 38 IS - 5 N2 - We have determined the blood lead levels of 1,242 children, from newborn to 14 years old, and 79 young mothers in a period of 10 months in Asturias (Spain). All of them were selected at random among those who consulted one of the three main hospitals in Asturias, but none were diagnosed as lead poisoning. We have found a mean blood lead level of 22.11 micrograms/dl; 23.55% had high levels (= 25 micrograms/dl). Sex was not significantly associated with blood lead levels either in the whole sample or in different age groups. Blood lead level increases rapidly from birth (19.3 micrograms/dl) to the age of one year (23.3 gamma/dl), fluctuating around this level until the age of 7. Then it declines with age until adolescence (19.6 micrograms/dl). From October (25.5 micrograms/dl) to July (20.9 micrograms/dl) the decrease in lead blood level was statistically significant. No difference has been found between urban and rural population. The decree of urbanization has not been found significant. The mean blood lead level in the mothers was 20.5 micrograms/dl. SN - 0302-4342 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8503579/[Childhood_lead_poisoning_in_Asturias]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -