Lead Poisoning and Exposure Cohort
|Centre||University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay|
|Description of cohort||Recruited 430 children (age 0-18 years) living in Montevideo and followed them for 3 years.
Ages: 0 – 18 yo
Length of time being followed: 3 years.
|Location of cohort||Montevideo|
|Chemicals/Exposures studied||Lead exposure|
|Health or social effects studied||Lead poisoning|
|Key Findings||Among the population studied, 46% have BLL above the current reference level (5 µg/dL). Higher levels were found in younger children. Although landfills and gathering of metals were the most frequent source of exposure levels above 20 mcg/dL were associated with paint and e-waste burning – informal recycling.|