Welcome to the web site of the bone lead measurement facility at Mount
Sinai. At this site you will be able to learn about the technique of
X-Ray Fluorescence, that we develop and use to measure long-term lead
stores in people; and about the environmental toxin lead.
on the place names to learn about
where we have worked around the world.
(the map does not indicate currently active bone lead testing
Our goal is to learn about the associations between the amount of lead in our bodies and
the health effects of lead.
The Bone Lead X-Ray Fluorescence testing facility (in the Department of Preventive Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New
York City) is one of the country's leading centers for a novel, relatively
new technique for measuring long-term lead exposure.
Primarily a research group, in vivo human bone lead
levels are measured non-invasively with a technique called X-Ray Fluorescence that
both developed and used here.
Volunteer subjects are measured for federally funded research studies.
Also measured are people who are referred to us by physicians because
they have symptoms of lead toxicity or are concerned about lead exposure
they may have suffered in the past. The information obtained from bone lead measurements
can provide evidence of historical lead exposure, in the absence of
Site created: September 1997
- If you are interested in our work, to collaborate or to enquire
about current job opportunities, you may contact us via:
- Postal address
- Box 1057, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029
- Electronic mail
- General Information:
July 19, 2013