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Oral chelation in children with lead poisoning associated with reduced blood lead levels following environmental lead contamination in Zamfara State

Treatment with dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), an oral chelation agent, was linked to reductions in the amount of lead in blood in young children in Zamfara State, Nigeria following environmental lead contamination, according to a study by Jane Greig and colleagues from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) published in this week’s PLOS Medicine. The researchers report findings [...]