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dc.creatorMoodie, Sue Men
dc.creatorEvans, Emily Lorraineen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:33:02Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:33:02Zen
dc.date.created2011-12en
dc.date.issued2011-12en
dc.identifierdoi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300226en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAmerican journal of public health 2011 Dec; 101 Suppl 1: S156-60en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Ethical+issues+in+using+children's+blood+lead+levels+as+a+remedial+action+objective.&title=American+journal+of+public+health+&volume=&issue=&date=2011-12&au=Moodie,+Sue+M;+Evans,+Emily+Lorraineen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300226en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1015207en
dc.description.abstractThe Environmental Protection Agency measures the success or failure of Superfund site remediation efforts against remedial action objectives (RAOs). RAOs are frequently based on environmental contaminant concentrations, but with lead exposure, blood lead levels from the population at risk are often used. Although childhood lead screening is an important public health tool, an RAO based on child blood lead levels raises ethical concerns: public health efforts that are more reactive than preventive, a blood lead standard (10 ?g/dL) that may not be fully protective, the use of a measure whose validity and reliability may be easily compromised, and exacerbation of environmental injustice and systematic disadvantages. The example of Bunker Hill mine, Kellogg, Idaho, allowed an examination of these ethical concerns.en
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dc.subjectBlooden
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Qualityen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Newborns and Minorsen
dc.titleEthical Issues in Using Children's Blood Lead Levels as a Remedial Action Objectiveen
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