Monitoring of umbilical cord blood lead levels and sources assessment among the Inuit

Levesque, B.; Duchesne, J.-F.; Gariepy, C.; Rhainds, M.; Dumos, P.; Scheuhammer, A.M.; Proulx, J.-F.; Dery, S.; Muckle, G.; Dallaire, F.; Dawailly, E.
September 2003
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Sep2003, Vol. 60 Issue 9, p693
Academic Journal
Presents the results of a cord blood monitoring program and a subsequent investigation aimed at determining the main sources of lead exposure among the Inuit in Canada. Importance of blood lead isotope ratios in identifying the origin of human exposure; Analysis of lead in the drinking water in Canada; Significance of dietary habits to lead contamination in Nunavik.


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