No difference in iron status between children with low and moderate lead exposure

Janet R. Senwint, Andrew I. Damokosh, Omer G. Berger, J. Julian Chisolm, ELaine W. Gunter, Robert L. Jones, George G. Rhoads, Walter Rogan

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Abstract

We compared the iron status between children 11 to 33 months old with confirmed blood lead levels of 20 to 44 μg/dL and demographically similar children with blood lead levels of <10 μg/dL. There were no differences. Laboratory investigation or empirical treatment for iron deficiency is not justified on the basis of moderately elevated blood lead levels alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume135
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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