Lead levels in the deciduous teeth of Queensland children

Clegg, Donald E. and Eddington, Ian and McKinnon, P. J. and Sheumack, Michael (1984) Lead levels in the deciduous teeth of Queensland children. Medical Journal of Australia, 141 (9). pp. 590-593. ISSN 0025-729X

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Lead levels in the deciduous teeth of 292 Queensland children aged between 4 and 9 years are reported. Samples were obtained through the cooperation of parents of children attending kindergartens throughout the State in 1981. Information relating to the child’s place of residence, home environment and parents’ occupation was also gathered with the aid of a questionnaire. Tooth lead levels ranged from 0 to 29 µg/g (mean, 3.4 µg/g; SD, 4.1 µg/g). Possible relationships between aspects of the subject’s history and lead levels are discussed and the data are compared with those of similar, already published studies.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: body lead burden; lead in teeth; lead levels; deciduous teeth; lead; teeth; children
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics > 110107 Metabolic Medicine
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2875

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