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06 September 2010

Lead exposure delays puberty

Exposure to lead in early childhood may delay puberty in girls, a new study from the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has found.

Exposure to lead in early childhood may delay puberty in girls, a new study from the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has found. 

Children are usually exposed to lead through old, deteriorating lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust and soil, while breathing in cigarette smoke is a leading source of cadmium exposure, the researchers noted.

 
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