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Neurobehavioural testing in workers occupationally exposed to lead: systematic review and meta-analysis of publications
  1. M Goodman1,
  2. N LaVerda1,
  3. C Clarke2,
  4. E D Foster1,
  5. J Iannuzzi1,
  6. J Mandel3
  1. 1Exponent Health Group, Alexandria, VA, USA
  2. 2Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
  3. 3Exponent Health Group, Menlo Park, CA, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M Goodman, Exponent Health Group, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 355, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA;


Although the toxic effects of lead on the central nervous system have been well described, the blood concentration at which lead begins to exert adverse effects remains the focus of debate. A meta-analysis of occupational studies was conducted evaluating the association between neurobehavioural testing results and moderate blood lead concentrations.

  • lead
  • epidemiology
  • meta-analysis
  • neurobehavioural testing
  • PNS peripheral nervous system
  • CNS, central nervous system
  • ATSDR, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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