Immigration and Risk of Childhood Lead Poisoning: Findings From a Case-Control Study of New York City Children

Objectives. We investigated whether foreign birthplace and residence were associated with an increased risk of childhood lead poisoning. Methods. We conducted a matched case–control study among New York City children…

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Lead Dust Contamination of Family Vehicles and Child Safety Seats – Maine, 2008

Persons employed in high-risk lead-related occupations can transport lead dust home from a worksite through clothing, shoes, tools, or vehicles (1-4). During 2008, the Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program…

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Removal of dental amalgam decreases anti-TPO and anti-Tg autoantibodies in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis

OBJECTIVES: The impact of dental amalgam removal on the levels of anti- thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin (anti-Tg) antibodies was studied in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis (AT) with and without…

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Effects of perinatal exposure to low doses of cadmium or methylmercury on thyroid hormone metabolism in metallothionein-deficient mouse neonates

Abstract Perinatal exposure to cadmium (Cd) or methylmercury (MeHg) results in impaired neurodevelopment. Thyroid hormone is essential for normal brain development. However, the issue whether Cd or MeHg, especially at…

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