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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - TargetKids: A study of children’s blood lead

Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Chemical Agents, Children's Environmental Health Location: ON, Canada

Lead is a toxicant with a range of potential long-term effects, including diminished intellectual function and neurobehavioural problems in children. There is limited information on the blood lead of young children in Canada. The key source of biomonitoring data in Canada, the Canadian Health Measures Survey, captures Canadian residents 3 years of age and over, and is nationally representative. The childhood peak in blood lead levels occurs around 18-36 months of age.

In response to a request from Toronto Public Health, our team partnered with the TARGet Kids cohort study investigators to measure blood lead in preschool age children and look at risk factors for elevated levels. This presentation will provide a background on the project and the preliminary results of the analysis.

Event DateMar 10, 2017
12:30 to 13:30
Posted by NCCEHMar 03, 2017
Location TypeOnline, In Person
Toronto, ON