In a recent review, what was the median time of a retained bullet to the peak blood lead level?
In a recent review by Kershner E et al., 5 years (IQR 0.6. 12) was the median time post exposure to a peak blood level in patients with retained bullets.
Kershner E et al. Retained lead bullets and lead toxicity: a systematic review. Clin Tox 2022. Published online 8 Sep 2022