Linking geology and health sciences to assess childhood lead poisoning from artisanal gold mining in Nigeria

Online link http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1206051
Description Approximately 400 young children have died and thousands more are affected. This study clarifies lead sources and exposure pathways, identifies other toxicants of concern and people at risk, and examines potential for similar lead poisoning globally.
Originators Plumlee, Geoffrey S.; Durant, James T.; Morman, Suzette A.; Neri, Antonio; Wolf, Ruth E.; Dooyema, Carrie A.; Hageman, Philip L.; Lowers, Heather A.; Fernette, Gregory L.; Meeker, Gregory P.; Benzel, William M.; Driscoll, Rhonda L.; Berry, Cyrus J.; Crock, James G.; Goldstein, Harland L.; Adams, Monique G.; Bartrem, Casey L.; Tirima, Simba; Behrooz, Behbod; von Lindern, Ian; and Brown, Mary Jean
Publication U.S. Geological Survey outside publications 121

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