Childhood lead poisoning

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2002 Dec;49(6):1285-304, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(02)00097-4.


Although the average blood lead levels of Americans have markedly declined, a significant number of children remain at risk. This article discusses the mechanisms of lead poisoning and the screening of children for lead poisoning, and the treatment of symptomatic and asymptomatic children.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chelation Therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lead Poisoning / drug therapy*
  • Lead Poisoning / epidemiology
  • Lead Poisoning / physiopathology*
  • Lead Poisoning / prevention & control
  • Mass Screening
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Risk Factors
  • United States / epidemiology