Am J Public Health volume 108, issue 3, P355-357 2018 DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2017.304239 View full text
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Sara B. McMenamin, Sarah P. Hiller, Erin Shigekawa, Troy Melander, Riti Shimkhada

Abstract: The evidence for a net societal benefit of universal screening approach is limited and is not supported by prominent medical professional groups. Public Health Implications. California expanded targeted screening to identify additional children at higher risk for lead poisoning on the basis of California-specific risk factors, while mitigating the potential harms of universal screening such as an increase in false positive tests and health care costs.