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Maternal blood lead effects on infant intelligence at age 7 months.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12712133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A sample of 7-month-old African-American infants, exposed to maternal blood lead levels less than 5 microg/dL, were assessed with the Fagan test of Infant Intelligence. The results indicate significant effects on memory and cognitive functioning. Specifically, infants who scored in the upper 5th to 15th percentile of novelty preference scores had lower lead values than those scoring in the lower 5th or 15th percentile. Of note, is the finding that no infant who scored in the upper percentile range was ever classified as having high maternal blood lead levels. These results are in accord with previous studies that report relationships between low-level lead exposure and nonoptimal infant development.
Eugene Emory; Zehra Ansari; Roland Pattillo; Errol Archibold; Joseph Chevalier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  188     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-24     Completed Date:  2003-05-22     Revised Date:  2007-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S26-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Center for Prenatal Assessment and Human Development, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group
Child Psychology*
Cohort Studies
Exploratory Behavior
Fetal Blood
Lead / blood*
Pregnancy / blood*
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
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