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  • cadmium levels
  • The team found that those people who tested with the highest quintile of blood cadmium levels were significantly likely to have hearing loss at speech frequencies versus those in the lowest quintile, said Sung Kyun Park, ScD, MPH, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and colleagues. (newsinferno.com)
  • Children
  • Mounting evidence that children can experience learning and behavior problems from low-level lead exposure prompted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month to cut in half the level of lead in young children's blood at which health authorities are urged to intervene. (mcall.com)
  • Careful studies for both male and female lead workers involving pregnancy histories which include spontaneous abortions, birth outcomes, and growth and development of children are needed. (cdc.gov)
  • This is a preliminary study, but it certainly adds to the chorus of research about the dangers of low level exposures to lead in children. (ecochildsplay.com)
  • Cadmium, considered an even more dangerous toxic metal than lead, is a known carcinogen and can interfere with brain development in very young children and can lead to kidney, bone, lung, and liver disease. (newsinferno.com)
  • We have also written that lead can accumulate in the body over time and pregnant women, infants, and young children, especially, should avoid exposure to lead. (newsinferno.com)
  • Clinicians should obtain an environmental history on all children they examine, provide families with lead prevention counseling, and follow blood lead screening recommendations established for their areas. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, clinicians should direct parents to agencies and sources of information that will help them establish a lead-safe environment for their children. (cdc.gov)
  • bone
  • Tibial (cortical) and patellar (trabecular) bone lead levels were measured by K x-ray fluorescence (K-XRF) beginning in 1991 in a subset of participants in the Normative Aging Study (NAS), a longitudinal study of aging in men that began in 1961. (arvojournals.org)
  • We assessed cataract by review of NAS subjects' eye examination data (collected routinely every 3 to 5 years) for the period following the bone lead measurements. (arvojournals.org)
  • Of the men in the high bone lead group, 22% developed cataract, while 9% developed cataract in the low bone lead group. (arvojournals.org)
  • odds
  • After adjustment for pack-years of cigarette smoking, the odds ratio (95% confidence interval) for high versus low lead levels remained elevated at 3.01 (1.12 to 8.09). (arvojournals.org)
  • In addition, mercury levels increased the odds for higher LDL by 23 percent among those who fell in the middle for their heavy metal levels, compared to those with the lowest level. (nohealthproblemsnews.com)
  • frequent
  • This statistically significant difference in increased BLL could be due to occupational or frequent exposure to other sources of indoor or outdoor air pollution that were not measured. (mdpi.com)
  • Despite
  • It's in old dishes or tea sets (we have a beautiful one from my aunt that I just tested and it is FULL of lead), vinyl, and despite everyone's intentions, toys. (ecochildsplay.com)
  • problems
  • Because of its potential health problems, the amount of lead used in these products today has lessened or has been removed. (biomedcentral.com)