Early lead exposure may delay start of puberty for girls

09/7/2010 | HealthDay News

A government study showed girls with elevated lead levels, measured at 5 or more micrograms per deciliter of blood, were 75% less likely to have adolescent hormones at levels associated with the start of puberty, compared with girls with low levels of lead. The research also found that lead-related puberty delay was more common in girls with iron deficiency.

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