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The Hazards of Benign(?) Neglect of Elevated Blood Lead Levels-Reply

The Hazards of Benign(?) Neglect of Elevated Blood Lead Levels-Reply Abstract In Reply.—Dr Needleman and colleagues raise many controversial issues in their response. Unfortunately, the important aspects of our study have been overlooked, namely, the fact that data on the natural decline in Pb-B levels for practical purposes exist only in our study (with respect to sample size and length of observation). Finally, while these critics advocate chelation therapy "to permanently reduce blood lead level to less than 1.21 μmol/L (25 μg/dL),"1 they offer no data to suggest that it is even possible to accomplish this in pateints similar to those described in our longitudinal study. References 1. Piomelli S, Rosen JF, Chisolm JJ, et al: Management of childhood lead poisoning . J Pediatr 1984;105:523-532.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

The Hazards of Benign(?) Neglect of Elevated Blood Lead Levels-Reply

The Hazards of Benign(?) Neglect of Elevated Blood Lead Levels-Reply

Abstract

Abstract In Reply.—Dr Needleman and colleagues raise many controversial issues in their response. Unfortunately, the important aspects of our study have been overlooked, namely, the fact that data on the natural decline in Pb-B levels for practical purposes exist only in our study (with respect to sample size and length of observation). Finally, while these critics advocate chelation therapy "to permanently reduce blood lead level to less than 1.21 μmol/L (25 μg/dL),"1...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1987 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460090018011
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Abstract

Abstract In Reply.—Dr Needleman and colleagues raise many controversial issues in their response. Unfortunately, the important aspects of our study have been overlooked, namely, the fact that data on the natural decline in Pb-B levels for practical purposes exist only in our study (with respect to sample size and length of observation). Finally, while these critics advocate chelation therapy "to permanently reduce blood lead level to less than 1.21 μmol/L (25 μg/dL),"1 they offer no data to suggest that it is even possible to accomplish this in pateints similar to those described in our longitudinal study. References 1. Piomelli S, Rosen JF, Chisolm JJ, et al: Management of childhood lead poisoning . J Pediatr 1984;105:523-532.Crossref

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1987

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