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Blood lead levels in Mexico and pediatric burden of disease implications

Vital Strategies Author

  • Russell Dowling, MPH

Reviewing all relevant studies, the geometric means of Mexican BLLs in urban and rural areas were found to be 8.85 and 22.24 ug/dL, respectively. Since the phase-out of leaded gasoline, the mean in urban areas was found to be 5.36 ug/dL.