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Lifespan consequences of childhood lead exposure: evidence from the four-decade Dunedin Study

Aaron Reuben, PhD candidate, Duke University
Friday, September 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Aaron Reuben, PhD candidate, Duke University Psychology & Neuroscience
Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Seminar Series

Millions of adults born during the peak use of lead in gasoline (1960's-1980's) were exposed to high levels of lead, a neurotoxicant, as children. Lead disrupts brain development, with known consequences for child cognitive, fine-motor, and emotional and behavioral development. Less well-known are the consequences later in life. This talk will present the recent history of lead exposure in the US and globally and describe the new findings on lifespan consequences of early life exposure as revealed by long-term follow-up among lead-tested members of the multi-decade New Zealand-based Dunedin Study.

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Contact: Alexis Sharp