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Associations of multiple metals with kidney outcomes in lead workers: author response
  1. Rebecca Shelley1,
  2. Nam-Soo Kim2,
  3. Patrick J Parsons3,4,
  4. Byung-Kook Lee2,
  5. Bernard G Jaar5,6,7,
  6. Jeffrey Fadrowski7,8,
  7. Jacqueline Agnew1,
  8. Genevieve Matanoski5,
  9. Brian S Schwartz1,5,6,
  10. Amy J Steuerwald3,4,
  11. Andrew C Todd9,
  12. David Simon10,
  13. Virginia M Weaver1,6,7
  1. 1Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University, Asan, South Korea
  3. 3Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, USA
  4. 4Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany, Albany, New York, USA
  5. 5Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  6. 6Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  7. 7Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  8. 8Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  9. 9Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
  10. 10Biostatistical Consulting, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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We thank Dr Kawada1 for his interest in our manuscript entitled ‘Associations of Multiple Metals with Kidney Outcomes in Lead Workers.’2 As clearly stated in the methods, diabetes and hypertension diagnoses (based on participant report of …

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