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Am J Public Health. 1990 Oct;80(10):1183-5.

A case report of lead paint poisoning during renovation of a Victorian farmhouse.

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  • 1Department of Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029.


We describe a series of four cases of childhood lead poisoning and two cases of adult lead toxicity in a professional family exposed to lead dust and fume during renovation of a rural farmhouse. Initial blood lead levels in the children ranged from 2.70 to 4.20 microM/L (56 to 87 microns/dl) and all four required chelation therapy. Lead-based paint poisoning, a well recognized entity among young children in poor, urban neighborhoods, is not confined exclusively to such areas.

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