Language and Speech Behaviors of Children with Undue Lead Absorption A Review of the Literature Review Article
Review Article  |   September 01, 1983
Language and Speech Behaviors of Children with Undue Lead Absorption
 
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  • Sandra A. Mayfield
    Michigan State University, East Lansing
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Review Article
Review Article   |   September 01, 1983
Language and Speech Behaviors of Children with Undue Lead Absorption
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1983, Vol. 26, 362-368. doi:10.1044/jshr.2603.362
History: Received July 23, 1981 , Accepted September 30, 1982
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1983, Vol. 26, 362-368. doi:10.1044/jshr.2603.362
History: Received July 23, 1981; Accepted September 30, 1982

This article reviews the effect of chronic undue or low lead absorption on the speech and language behavior of children. While the effects of high-level lead poisoning have been documented, the effects of chronic low-lead absorption remain controversial. It is concluded that the evidence supports the presence of speech and language problems in some low-lead level children. The severity, duration, and specific nature of the problems, however, are not clear. Pertinent research issues are addressed.

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