Lead poisoning case study

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A new study from Case Western Reserve University shows that numerous negative issues associated with lead poisoning follow children well into adulthood—building on evidence linking elevated blood-lead levels with a host of harmful outcomes in education, behavior and health. These so-called "downstream" consequences include increased involvement in the juvenile justice system, adult incarceration and homelessness, according to the study conducted by researchers at the university's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The findings stem from a research project that—using data over a year period—tracked the life outcomes of more than 10, children in Cleveland with elevated blood-lead levels, compared to a control group of students who did not have elevated lead levels. By comparing these carefully matched groups, researchers were able to zero in on the impact of lead poisoning on both people and public systems. Researchers examined two main cohorts of children with elevated lead levels: a group of students that were in the 9th grade in and another from ; data were derived from the university's Child Household Integrated Longitudinal Data CHILD —a secure, proprietary system of linked records on children in Cuyahoga County born after —and also drew on thousands of administrative records from educational, judicial, employment and social services systems.

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Metrics details. Lead is a heavy metal and important environmental toxicant and nerve poison that can destruction many functions of the nervous system. Lead poisoning is a medical condition caused by increased levels of lead in the body. Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and issues, including the central nervous system. It interferes with the development of the nervous system, and is therefore particularly toxic to children, causing potentially permanent neural and cognitive impairments.

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We use cookies to improve our service for you. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. A recent study shows that being black is a bigger risk factor for lead poisoning than poverty or poor housing. Reports that the new coronavirus is disproportionately killing African Americans in the United States are no surprise to the country's public health researchers.
Childhood lead poisoning is a preventable illness. In the past 3 decades, removal of key lead sources and prevention of exposure in the United States have led to dramatic decreases in population blood lead concentrations and also in instances of severe lead poisoning requiring treatment. From an international perspective, childhood lead poisoning seems to be of greatest concern in developing countries.

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