ERIC Number: ED209838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Low Elevated Lead Levels and Mental Retardation.
Marlowe, Mike; And Others
The relationship between low elevated lead absorption and mild mental retardation was investigated in 40 rural children (preschool to grade 12) without demonstrable cause for their retardation. Trace mineral analysis of hair samples from Ss and a control group (N=20) indicated the mean hair lead concentrations for the retarded Ss were considerably higher than those of control Ss. Potential sources of lead included deteriorating paint chips, illicitly distilled whiskey, and exposure through fertilizers and pesticides containing lead. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981, Session B-4).