News tagged with lead exposure

Is lead poisoning behind some juvenile crime?

Lead is a common element but is found in old paints (including those once used on children's toys), soil, old piping, water, and the atmosphere from lead-containing vehicular fuels, even drinking vessels. At high dose it ...

Feb 11, 2013
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Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids

(Medical Xpress)—New research from the University of Adelaide shows that while childhood lead exposure in the South Australian city of Port Pirie has been a significant factor in their cognitive and mental health development, ...

May 08, 2014
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New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure

Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their ...

Jul 17, 2012
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