A marketing (to pediatricians) question.Recent research from the Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program on October 4, 2011 released a draft showing that there is now sufficient evidence showing that 2µg/dL of lead in the blood can cause …• Decreased academic achievement• Specific cognitive measures• Increased incidence of ADHD• and problem behaviorsin children less than 6 years old. This would mean that around 10 of the children a pediatrician sees each week is being harmed by lead.In your opinion ...1. Would pediatricians be interested in learning this new information?2. Would the information possibly cause pediatricians to begin doing lead blood test on all of their patients?
Yes to (1), there would be more interest in learning about this report. link : http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/NTP/ohat/Lead/DraftNTPMonographonHealthEffectsofLowLevelLead.pdf
(2) Those with intention to treat would love to have guide lines from apex specialty association. Laboratory work up may start in all cases having these symptoms.
The report mentions about studies quoting illnesses at levels less than 10 or less than 5.
M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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