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A psychiatric epidemiologic study of occupational lead exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3946375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association of occupational lead exposure with neuropsychiatric functioning was evaluated using data collected in 1982 in eastern Pennsylvania from 288 lead-exposed workers and 181 nonexposed subjects. Both current and cumulative exposure indices were used. After controlling for age, education, and income, few meaningful differences between exposed and control workers were found on either neuropsychologic or psychosocial variables. Dose-response analyses indicated that among lead-exposed workers, cumulative and current exposure were unrelated to neuropsychologic performance. The only meaningful associations occurred between exposure and level of conflict in interpersonal relationships. The results thus give evidence against hypotheses suggesting adverse neuropsychologic effects.
D K Parkinson; C Ryan; E J Bromet; M M Connell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of epidemiology     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0002-9262     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-24     Completed Date:  1986-02-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910653     Medline TA:  Am J Epidemiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Epidemiologic Methods
Ethanol / blood
Interpersonal Relations
Lead Poisoning / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Psychomotor Performance
Psychosocial Deprivation
Regression Analysis
Wechsler Scales
Grant Support
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