Lead Exposure and Child Development An International Assessment

This book arises out of a workshop on lead exposure and child development which was held at the University of Edinburgh on 8th-12th September 1986. It was organized jointly by the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in association with the U...

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Other Authors: Smith, M. (Editor), Grant, L. (Editor), Sors, A.I. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1989, 1989
Edition:1st ed. 1989
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 3.6 Evaluation of different biological indicators of lead exposure related to neuropsychological effects in children
  • 3.7 Neuropsychological profile of children in relation to dentine lead level and socioeconomic group
  • 3.8 A regression analysis study of the Brussels lead and IQ data
  • 3.9 The Sydney study of health effects of lead in urban children
  • 3.10 Follow-up studies in lead-exposed children
  • 3.11 Automated assessment of attention, vigilance and learning in relation to children’s lead levels
  • 3.12 Electrophysiological assessment of sensory and cognitive function in children exposed to lead: a review
  • 3.13 Type II fallacies in the study of childhood exposure to lead at low dose: a critical and quantitative review
  • Section 4: Pregnancy Outcome, Neonatal and Prospective Studies
  • 4.1 Effects of prenatal lead exposure on infant size at birth
  • 4.2 Neurobehavioural effects of foetal lead exposure: thefirst year of life
  • Section 1: State-of-the-Art Reviews
  • 1.1 The effects of low-level lead exposure on children
  • 1.2 Effects of low-level lead exposure on paediatric neurobehavioural development: current findings and future directions
  • Section 2: Introductory Papers
  • 2.1 Lead: ancient metal — modern menace?
  • 2.2 Biological monitoring of lead exposure in children: overview of selected biokinetic and toxicological issues
  • Section 3: Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Studies of Children
  • 3.1 Lead exposure and children’s intellectual performance: the Institute of Child Health/Southampton study
  • 3.2 Child—caregiver environmental factors related to lead exposure and IQ
  • 3.3 Blood lead and other influences on mental abilities — results from the Edinburgh lead study
  • 3.4 The Birmingham blood lead studies
  • 3.5 Psychometric intelligence deficits in lead-exposed children
  • 4.3 The Port Pirie cohort study — cumulative lead exposure and neurodevelopmental status at age 2 years: do HOME scores and maternal IQ reduce apparent effects of lead on Bayley mental scores?
  • 4.4 Low-level lead exposure and early development in socioeconomically advantaged urban infants
  • 4.5 Lead related birth defects: some methodological issues
  • 4.6 A prospective study of the results of changes in environmental lead exposure in children in Glasgow
  • 4.7 Environmental lead, reproduction and infant development
  • 4.8 Effects of lead on neurobehavioural development in the first thirty days of life
  • Section 5: Animal Studies and Mechanisms
  • 5.1 The lessons of lead for behavioural toxicology
  • 5.2 Neurobehavioural and electrophysiological effects of lead in rats and monkeys
  • 5.3 Behavioural effects of low-level developmental exposure to lead in the monkey
  • 5.4 The effects of chronic low-level lead exposure on the early structuring of the nervous system
  • 5.5 Studies on lead and blood-brain barrier function in the developing rat
  • Section 6: Extended Abstracts of Posters
  • 6.1 Low-level lead exposure and intelligence in the early preschool years
  • 6.2 Which measures of lead burden best predict a child’s two-year mental development?
  • 6.3 Recent observations concerning the relationship of blood lead to erythrocytic protoporphyrin
  • Section 7: Summary of Workshop Discussions, and Future Directions
  • Section 7: Summary of Workshop Discussions, and Future Directions
  • Alphabetical list of participants