Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 17th, 1997
From July to September 1996, there were 4,990 reports of adults having more than 25 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
That's down from the 5,888 reports of adults with lead levels that high during the same period in 1995.
Researchers speculate that either fewer people are working in lead industries, being exposed to lead on the job, or are reporting the problem.
CDC epidemiologist Robert Roscoe said the year-end report, due in the...
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