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Environ Res. 2001 May;86(1):60-5.

Tibia lead levels and methodological uncertainty in 12-year-old children.

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Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, New York 10029, USA.

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  • Environ Res 2001 Oct;87(2):119.


In vivo bone lead measurements with 109Cd-based K-shell X-ray fluorescence (XRF) have been used to assess long-term lead exposure in adults. Tibia lead levels were measured in 210 children (106 boys, 104 girls) of 11-12(1/2) years of age in a lead smelter town and in a control (nonexposed) town. Tibia lead levels, methodological uncertainties, and models of some of the factors influencing them are presented. 109Cd-based K-shell XRF tibia lead methodological uncertainty in children is comparable to that in adults.

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