Elevated Blood Lead Levels and Reading Readiness at the Start of Kindergarten

Journal Article by Pat McLaine, Ana Navas-Acien, Rebecca Lee, Peter Simon, Marie Diener-West, Jacqueline Agnew
May 13, 2013

(Inactive) The Providence Plan   (Providence*)

Blood lead levels (BLLs) well below 10 µg/dL were associated with lower reading readiness at kindergarten entry. The high prevalence of elevated BLLs warrants additional investigation in other high-risk US populations. Results suggest benefits from additional collaboration between public health, public education, and community data providers.