Published in Blood Weekly, November 3rd, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "A number of studies have found that increasing lead exposure is associated with increases in blood pressure in humans. Studies with animals suggest that lead-induced increases in vascular resistance account for these increases in blood pressure. The present study assessed cardiovascular functioning at rest and in response to acute stress for 9.5-year-old children (n=122) having relatively low prenatal (cord) blood lead levels (M=1.98 mcg/dL, SD=1.75) and low postnatal (early childhood) blood lead levels (M=4.62 mcg/dL,...
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