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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Household Pets As Monitors of Lead Exposure To Humans

Title:
Household Pets As Monitors of Lead Exposure To Humans

Abstract:
A study was conducted to determine the health effects of lead-contaminated soils in dogs, cats and children residing near a secondary lead smelter. The following conclusions were made: 1) Dogs and cats in the household are no more at risk than their owners of having high blood lead concentration (BLC) when exposed to a similar environment. 2) Soil lead concentrations should not be the major parameter used to estimate the risk of increased lead exposure to humans or their pets, since many other factors influence the bioavailability of lead. 3) Monitoring dogs and cats would be a cost-effective way to predict risks to humans, if any, associated with a lead-contaminated environment. (PDF Format; Length: 58 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/rr/RR-E69.PDF

Source:
Illinois Waste Management and Research Center

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
June 1994

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