The possible effects of moderate lead exposure on human growth and development are not well defined. This study was carried out in order to evaluate the relationship between somatic growth and lead exposure. 418 subjects (202 moles and 216 females) aged 11-13 years in good health and living in an area of the northern region of Italy were submitted to the following determinations: blood lead levels (PbB), serum concentrations of gonadotropins (LH, FSH) and sex-steroid hormones (DHA-S, T, E2) and anthropometric measurements (stature and weight). The mean blood levels were 85.39 and 70.08 mug/1, respectively,for males and females. Significant and negative relationships were found between blood lead levels and stature in 13 years old males and 12 years old females (p = 0.009 and p = 0.006, respectively). Negative relationships between lead in blood and LH and FSH were found only in males with lead levels higher than 99 mug/1. Our findings seem to suggest that even for low lead exposure this metal may affect stature growth and gonadotropins levels.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Titolo:||Relationship between low lead exposure and somatic growth in adolescents|
|Autore/i:||G. VIVOLI; G. FANTUZZI; M. BERGOMI; E. TONELLI; MR GATTO; F. ZANETTI; M. DELDOT|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:A1993LB51200018|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-18244427667|
|Citazione:||Relationship between low lead exposure and somatic growth in adolescents / G. VIVOLI; G. FANTUZZI; M. BERGOMI; E. TONELLI; MR GATTO; F. ZANETTI; M. DELDOT. - In: JOURNAL OF EXPOSURE ANALYSIS AND ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY. - ISSN 1053-4245. - STAMPA. - 3(1993), pp. 201-209.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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