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dc.contributor.authorSawalha, A.F.
dc.contributor.authorWright, R.O.
dc.contributor.authorBellinger, D.C.
dc.contributor.authorAmarasiriwardean, C.
dc.contributor.authorAbu Taha, A.S.
dc.contributor.authorSweileh, W.M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:07:05Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:07:05Z
dc.date.issued2013EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/02/EMHJ_2013_19_2_151_155.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118427
dc.description151-155EN
dc.description.abstractIn Palestine, chronic exposure to lead has not been adequately addressed as a problem for children. To assess the exposure of Palestinian school children, we surveyed blood lead levels in 3 schools in Nablus city and collected demographic and clinical data. Blood samples were collected from 173 children [‎140 boys/38 girls]‎, age range 6-8 years. The overall mean blood lead level was 3.2 [‎SD 2.4]‎ microg/dL, and 4.5% of children had levels above 10 microg/dL Blood lead levels were significantly higher among children living in refugee camps near industrial high traffic regions than among children living in residential areas of the city. Blood lead levels were positively correlated with family size [‎r = 0.15]‎ and negatively correlated with household area [‎r =0.18]‎. Blood lead levels among these Palestinian schoolchildren were higher than those of other countries where leaded gasoline has been banned and seemed to be higher in more economically deprived childrenEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectChildEN
dc.subjectSchoolsEN
dc.subjectPilot ProjectsEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subject.meshLeadEN
dc.titleBlood lead level among Palestinian schoolchildren: a pilot studyEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (‎2)‎, 151-155, 2013


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