Lead Exposure and Child Development: An International Assessment

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Proceedings of a workshop on [title] held at the U. of Edinburgh, Sept. 1986. Sections cover cross-sectional epidemiological studies of children; pregnancy outcome, neonatal and prospective studies; animal studies and mechanisms. An important reference for those concerned with the medical, scientific and policy issues of this environmental problem. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401068680
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: State-of-the-Art Reviews.- 1.1 The effects of low-level lead exposure on children.- 1.2 Effects of low-level lead exposure on paediatric neurobehavioural development: current findings and future directions.- Section 2: Introductory Papers.- 2.1 Lead: ancient metal — modern menace?.- 2.2 Biological monitoring of lead exposure in children: overview of selected biokinetic and toxicological issues.- Section 3: Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Studies of Children.- 3.1 Lead exposure and children’s intellectual performance: the Institute of Child Health/Southampton study.- 3.2 Child—caregiver environmental factors related to lead exposure and IQ.- 3.3 Blood lead and other influences on mental abilities — results from the Edinburgh lead study.- 3.4 The Birmingham blood lead studies.- 3.5 Psychometric intelligence deficits in lead-exposed children.- 3.6 Evaluation of different biological indicators of lead exposure related to neuropsychological effects in children.- 3.7 Neuropsychological profile of children in relation to dentine lead level and socioeconomic group.- 3.8 A regression analysis study of the Brussels lead and IQ data.- 3.9 The Sydney study of health effects of lead in urban children.- 3.10 Follow-up studies in lead-exposed children.- 3.11 Automated assessment of attention, vigilance and learning in relation to children’s lead levels.- 3.12 Electrophysiological assessment of sensory and cognitive function in children exposed to lead: a review.- 3.13 Type II fallacies in the study of childhood exposure to lead at low dose: a critical and quantitative review.- Section 4: Pregnancy Outcome, Neonatal and Prospective Studies.- 4.1 Effects of prenatal lead exposure on infant size at birth.- 4.2 Neurobehavioural effects of foetal lead exposure: the first year of life.- 4.3 The Port Pirie cohort study — cumulative lead exposure and neurodevelopmental status at age 2 years: do HOME scores and maternal IQ reduce apparent effects of lead on Bayley mental scores?.- 4.4 Low-level lead exposure and early development in socioeconomically advantaged urban infants.- 4.5 Lead related birth defects: some methodological issues.- 4.6 A prospective study of the results of changes in environmental lead exposure in children in Glasgow.- 4.7 Environmental lead, reproduction and infant development.- 4.8 Effects of lead on neurobehavioural development in the first thirty days of life.- Section 5: Animal Studies and Mechanisms.- 5.1 The lessons of lead for behavioural toxicology.- 5.2 Neurobehavioural and electrophysiological effects of lead in rats and monkeys.- 5.3 Behavioural effects of low-level developmental exposure to lead in the monkey.- 5.4 The effects of chronic low-level lead exposure on the early structuring of the nervous system.- 5.5 Studies on lead and blood-brain barrier function in the developing rat.- Section 6: Extended Abstracts of Posters.- 6.1 Low-level lead exposure and intelligence in the early preschool years.- 6.2 Which measures of lead burden best predict a child’s two-year mental development?.- 6.3 Recent observations concerning the relationship of blood lead to erythrocytic protoporphyrin.- Section 7: Summary of Workshop Discussions, and Future Directions.- Section 7: Summary of Workshop Discussions, and Future Directions.- Alphabetical list of participants.

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