Eliminating childhood lead toxicity in Australia: a call to lower the intervention level

Ian H Wilson and Simon B Wilson
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11803
Published online: 2 September 2013

To the Editor: Taylor and colleagues1 suggest lowering the National Health and Medical Research Council intervention level for blood lead level (BLL) because two reports indicate that health effects occur at lower BLLs.2,3 Such action may be unwarranted as these effects could be artefacts of suspect methodology that was missed by peer reviewers.

  • Ian H Wilson1
  • Simon B Wilson2

  • 1 Sustainable Resource Sciences, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


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