Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Elevated Blood Lead Levels among Children in Refugee Camps

Authors/Editors

Thomas, Abigail

Publisher(s)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

June 2009, 47 pages

Description of Resource

In 2008, the CDC found that 13% of resettled Burmese refugee children had an elevated blood lead level. This report publishes the CDC findings on further research conducted in various camps where Burmese children are living, including their estimate of the prevalence of this problem in the camps, the potential sources of lead exposure, and recommendations to address this problem.

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.brycs.org/documents/upload/CDC-Report-Burmese-Lead-Levels.pdf