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The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of iron (12.5 mg as ferrous sulfate) and placebo given for 6 months in preventing the elevation of blood lead concentration in children 6-9 months of age.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Months to 18 Months (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Infants included if gestational age >36 weeks, birth weight > 2500g, no chronic illness, blood lead concentration <10 mcg/dL, hemoglobin >9 g/dL, zinc protoporphyrin >90 mmol/mol heme