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    Re: Critique of Goodman et al.: lead and neurobehavioral test scores in adults
    • Michael Goodman, Senior Managing Scientist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Chester Clarke, Nancy Laverda, Edward Foster, Jacqueline Iannuzzi, Jack Mandel

    Dear Editor

    We thank Drs Schwartz and Seeber, as well as their colleagues, for the commentaries on our paper “Neurobehavioral Testing in Workers Occupationally Exposed to Lead: Systematic Reviewand Meta-Analysis of Publications”[1] and would like to respond to their criticisms.

    Response to specific points made by Schwartz et al.:

    (i) “No evaluation of the quality of the evidence from available stu...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    TABLE for Re: Critique of Goodman et al.
    • Michael Goodman, Senior Managing Scientist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Chester Clarke, Nancy Laverda, Edward Foster, Jacqueline Iannuzzi, Jack Mandel
    Meta-analysis results using two alternative inclusion criteria:(1) five studies that adjusted for age, educational level, and alcohol consumption (age, ed, alc); (2) 13 studies that adjusted for age and educational level (age, ed)

    Test...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Critique of Goodman et al.:Lead and neurobehavioral test scores in adults
    • Brian S Schwartz, Professor and Director
    • Other Contributors:
      • Walter Stewart, Howard Hu

    Dear Editor

    Whether or not low-to-modest levels of exposure to lead have a detrimental effect on cognition is an important issue given the growing attention, for example, in the United States, that has recently been paid towards potentially revising downward the levels of lead exposure allowed in the workplace. Thus, we read with interest the meta-analysis of studies on this topic that appeared in this journal by...

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    None declared.
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    Letter to the editor concerning Goodman et al.

    Dear Editor

    The article of Dr Goodman and co-workers on "Neurobehavioral testing in workers occupationally exposed to lead…." [1] covers an interesting approach with a surprising main message: "None of the individual studies is conclusive or adequate in providing information on the subclinical neurobehavioral effects …". Such sentence astonishes a reader since the studies used were selected from established journals...

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