Environmental Injustice: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco

Sandra D Lane, Noah J. Webster, Brooke A. Levandowski, Robert A Rubinstein, Robert H. Keefe, Martha A. Wojtowycz, Donald A. Cibula, Johanna E F Kingson, Richard H. Aubry

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Abstract

Purpose: This study investigates the persistent relationships between childhood lead exposure, repeat teen pregnancy, and tobacco use in a sample of teenage females in Syracuse, NY. Methods: We analyzed the association of childhood lead poisoning with repeat pregnancy and tobacco use among 536 teens (aged 15-19 years) in Syracuse, NY, who received services at Syracuse Healthy Start between 1998 and 2002. Results: The mothers' childhood lead exposure, controlling for race, age, and Medicaid status, was associated with repeat teen pregnancy and tobacco use. Conclusion: Long-term negative health outcomes associated with childhood lead exposure should not be underestimated. This study helps to shore up prior research that found lead poisoning to have a long-lasting impact on children's functioning and healthy development. Policy efforts focused on neighborhood development and health education continue to be sorely needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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Keywords

  • Environmental injustice
  • Health disparities
  • Lead poisoning
  • Smoking
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Tobacco use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Environmental Injustice : Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco. / Lane, Sandra D; Webster, Noah J.; Levandowski, Brooke A.; Rubinstein, Robert A; Keefe, Robert H.; Wojtowycz, Martha A.; Cibula, Donald A.; Kingson, Johanna E F; Aubry, Richard H.

In: Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 43-49.

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Lane, SD, Webster, NJ, Levandowski, BA, Rubinstein, RA, Keefe, RH, Wojtowycz, MA, Cibula, DA, Kingson, JEF & Aubry, RH 2008, 'Environmental Injustice: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 43-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.06.017
Lane, Sandra D ; Webster, Noah J. ; Levandowski, Brooke A. ; Rubinstein, Robert A ; Keefe, Robert H. ; Wojtowycz, Martha A. ; Cibula, Donald A. ; Kingson, Johanna E F ; Aubry, Richard H. / Environmental Injustice : Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco. In: Journal of Adolescent Health. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 43-49.
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