Lead

Y. Finkelstein, E. J. Martinez-Finley, L. G. Costa, Michael Aschner

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Abstract

Lead (Pb) is a naturally occurring heavy metal, abundant in the environment and a very common biological contaminant. It is a ubiquitous health hazard that poses a major risk, first and foremost for children. Lead may adversely affect the nervous system and impair its development in the critical stages during the fetal period and infancy. This overview examines its health hazards, mechanisms of toxicity, clinical manifestations, and medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages848-852
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Brain development
  • Children
  • Environmental exposure
  • Health hazard
  • Heavy metal
  • Lead
  • Lead poisoning
  • Lead toxicity
  • Neurobehavior
  • Occupational exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Finkelstein, Y., Martinez-Finley, E. J., Costa, L. G., & Aschner, M. (2014). Lead. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (pp. 848-852). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00262-1

Lead. / Finkelstein, Y.; Martinez-Finley, E. J.; Costa, L. G.; Aschner, Michael.

Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc., 2014. p. 848-852.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Finkelstein, Y, Martinez-Finley, EJ, Costa, LG & Aschner, M 2014, Lead. in Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc., pp. 848-852. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00262-1
Finkelstein Y, Martinez-Finley EJ, Costa LG, Aschner M. Lead. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc. 2014. p. 848-852 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00262-1
Finkelstein, Y. ; Martinez-Finley, E. J. ; Costa, L. G. ; Aschner, Michael. / Lead. Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc., 2014. pp. 848-852
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