Sentinel Animals (Dogs) as Predictors of Childhood Exposure to Environmental Lead Contamination: Observations on Preliminary Results

  • Stephanie R. Ostrowski
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 38)


Childhood lead poisoning is perhaps the most common environmentally caused disease of children in the United States and in the developing world. In concept, it is a preventable disease-remove the lead from the child’s environment and the disease will disappear. In practice, however, eliminating childhood lead poisoning is a complex public health problem (ATSDR, 1988; Lin-Fu, 1980).


Lead Exposure Blood Lead Level Lead Poisoning Childhood Lead Poisoning Urban Adult 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie R. Ostrowski
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  1. 1.Surveillance and Programs Branch Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects Center for Environmental Health and Injury ControlCenters for Disease ControlAtlantaGeorgia

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