Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 18 OF 114
|Main Title||Child lead exposure study : Leeds, Alabama /|
|Author||Woernle, C. ; Rao, R. ; White, J. ; Amler, R.|
|CORP Author||Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.|
|Publisher||U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry,|
|Subjects||Lead Poisoning ; Health Surveys ; Infant ; Child ; Alabama ; Lead Poisoning--in infancy & childhood ; Health Surveys--Alabama|
|Additional Subjects||Public health ; Environmental exposure ; Lead poisoning ; Children ; Blood chemical analysis ; Water pollutants ; Soil contamination ; Risk assessment ; Tables(Data) ; Hemoglobin ; Hematocrit ; Leeds(Alabama)|
|Collation||92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
In August 1989, a human exposure study was undertaken near a secondary battery lead reclamation factory in Leeds, Alabama. A door-to-door census survey was conducted in two targeted residential areas near the factory. Venous blood samples were analyzed for lead, erthrocyte protoporphyrin, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. Among 81 children (9-71 months) studied the mean blood lead value was 6.96 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl), with a range of 3 to 16 mcg/dl; 85% of the values were below 10 mcg/dl. A multivariate linear regression model and a logistic regression model identified several following factors as being associated with an increased blood lead value or, having a blood lead concentration in the upper 15th percentile (>10 mcg/dl).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-17). "September 1991." "Final Report." "This study and final report were partially supported by funds from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) trust fund under Grant No. U50/ATU400018." "This study was undertaken in August 1989 by the Alabama Department of Public Health ... with funding and technical support from the U.S. Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ..."--Page 3. Microfiche.