July 1977

Cognitive Evaluation of Children With Elevated Blood Lead Levels

Author Affiliations

From the Genesee Health Service and the Psychodiagnostic Laboratory of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr Heriot is now with the Arizona Diagnostic Treatment and Evaluation Center, Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, Tucson.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(7):791-793. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120200073016

• Cognitive evaluation of children with elevated blood lead levels was compared with that of a control group similar in age, sex, race, neonatal condition, socioeconomic status, and presence of pica. No significant differences in cognitive functioning were found between the study and control groups. Implications of the present data and their relationship to those of previous investigations are discussed.

(Am J Dis Child 131:791-793, 1977)