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Research data: LEAD EXPOSURE
2012 Environmental lead exposure and socio-behavioural adjustment in the early teens: the birth to twenty cohort
Lead exposure remains high in South Africa. Environmental lead exposure has been associated with behaviour problems in childhood and adolesc...
2010 Lead exposure is associated with a delay in the onset of puberty in South African adolescent females: findings from the Birth to Twenty cohort
Introduction: One of the suggested, yet under-researched, causes of pubertal delay is lead exposure. In South Africa blood lead levels are g...