A community-based intervention for low-income families to reduce children’s blood lead levels between 3–9.9 μg/dl
Introduction: In 2012, the Center for Disease Control announced children’s blood lead levels (BLLs) above 5 μg/dL should be provided assistance, as no level of lead exposure is safe. Method: A community-based randomized controlled trial targeting children from low-income families (BLLs: 3–9.9 μg/dL) was implemented utilizing educational and environmental tactics. Results: All groups evidenced a significant decrease in children’s BLLs and a significant increase in lead knowledge, but no main effects based on group assignment. When compared to a post-hoc passive control group, all intervention groups evidenced significant BLL reduction. Discussion: Findings are discussed in terms of low-cost primary prevention initiatives and mechanisms explaining intervention efficacy.
Children's Health Care
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Nicholson. (2018). A community-based intervention for low-income families to reduce children’s blood lead levels between 3-9.9 μg/Dl. Children’s Health Care, 47(4), 379–396. https://doi.org/10.1080/02739615.2017.1370673