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Lead exposure at a school for children with developmental disabilities Volume 6 Issue 11

Jason Bawden-Smith, Jeremy McAnulty, Mark Bek

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Jason Bawden-Smith

Jeremy McAnulty

Mark Bek


In July 1994 a paediatrician reported that an autistic child aged six years had been admitted to hospital for chelation therapy with a blood lead level of 386 micromoles per litre. The child had ingested some granular material containing 23 per cent lead.