7th June 2019, Volume 132 Number 1496

Marie Russell, Deborah Read, Hera Cook

Lead absorption is a notifiable disease under the Health Act 1956 in New Zealand. Lead (Pb) “…is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems, including the neurologic, hematologic, gastrointestinal,…

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Marie Russell, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington; Deborah Read, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Indicators Programme, Massey University, Wellington; Hera Cook, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington.


Marie Russell, Department of Public Health, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242.

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