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Lead is a naturally occurring metal that has been used extensively throughout history. Its usage is traced right back to ancient history. High exposure to lead, particularly in young children, is associated with health complications. Lead poisoning is not a new phenomenon. Reports of lead poisoning from water pipes and wine containers date back to Roman times.
AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nation

AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nation

Detectable heavy metal lead, found in 20% baby food samples sparking alarm

Detectable heavy metal lead, found in 20% baby food samples sparking alarm

Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples, surprising even researchers

Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples, surprising even researchers

FDA warns Americans about inaccurate lead testing in children and mothers

FDA warns Americans about inaccurate lead testing in children and mothers

Scientists secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Scientists secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal poses serious and unrecognized health risk

Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal poses serious and unrecognized health risk

Iron fortification can reduce blood lead levels, study shows

Iron fortification can reduce blood lead levels, study shows

Study identifies causes and outcomes of severe lead poisoning in children

Study identifies causes and outcomes of severe lead poisoning in children

Low blood lead levels can have negative impact on academic performance

Low blood lead levels can have negative impact on academic performance

Children living in poor communities less likely to receive diagnosis for strabismus, study shows

Children living in poor communities less likely to receive diagnosis for strabismus, study shows

New study reveals high percentages of unsafe blood lead levels among U.S. children

New study reveals high percentages of unsafe blood lead levels among U.S. children

Researcher proposes three-point plan to identify, eliminate lead exposure nationwide

Researcher proposes three-point plan to identify, eliminate lead exposure nationwide

Iron accumulation in human tissues may contribute to the aging process

Iron accumulation in human tissues may contribute to the aging process

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed US guidelines for lead intake

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed US guidelines for lead intake

Firearm injury prevention in children: Setting the research agenda

Firearm injury prevention in children: Setting the research agenda

Experts sound alarm about the dangers of industrial chemicals on children’s health

Experts sound alarm about the dangers of industrial chemicals on children’s health

WHO calls on countries to eliminate lead poisoning that affects children globally

WHO calls on countries to eliminate lead poisoning that affects children globally

New study indicates that lead concentration may be higher below soil surface

New study indicates that lead concentration may be higher below soil surface

Study reveals olive leaf extract can inhibit lead-induced brain injury

Study reveals olive leaf extract can inhibit lead-induced brain injury

Steven W. Kairys recognized as Pediatrician of the Year

Steven W. Kairys recognized as Pediatrician of the Year