January 25, 2021
Advancing the science in toxicology
In a recently published paper, Ramboll experts Cynthia Van Landingham, William G. Fuller and Rosalind A. Schoof examine lead exposure and IQ .
The journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology recently published an important paper by Ramboll Health Sciences experts Cynthia Van Landingham, William G. Fuller and Rosalind A. Schoof.
The paper, The effect of confounding variables in studies of lead exposure and IQ, uses epidemiological data (based on data reported by Lanphear et al. 2005 and Crump et al. 2013) to explore the limitations of current regression models in extrapolation to the low dose region of the dose-response curve due to the existence of unrecognized and uncontrolled confounding. A confounding variable is an unmeasured third variable that influences both the supposed cause and the supposed effect.
Critical Reviews in Toxicology publishes research on toxicology and the application of toxicological information to assess human health hazards and risks.