Published in Blood Weekly, January 6th, 2005
According to a study from Taiwan, "Lead has long been of concern for its toxicity, impairment of neurobehavioral and cognitive development, and electrophysiological deficits in children, even at levels less than 10 mcg/dL.
"The present study was conducted to elucidate the extent of cord blood lead level decline in the Taipei area from 1985 to 2002 and to explore the factors affecting the cord blood lead level after the cease of leaded gasoline use."
"In the current study period of 2001-2002," wrote Y.H. Hwang and coworkers, "184 of 1310 newborns...
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