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Redefining Toxic Lead Levels Among Adults

Ashwini R. Sehgal, MD
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From Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44109.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-1460.

Requests for Single Reprints: Ashwini R. Sehgal, MD, Case Western Reserve University, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Rammelkamp 213, Cleveland, OH 44109; e-mail, axs81@case.edu.


Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(4):292-293. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-4-201208210-00013
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In this issue, Krishnan and colleagues show that blood levels of lead considered to be within the acceptable range by U.S. standards are independently associated with gout. The editorialist discusses the study's findings and implications for setting new standards for safety with regard to lead exposure.

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