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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.
Researchers examine blood lead concentrations of Flint children before and after water crisis

Researchers examine blood lead concentrations of Flint children before and after water crisis

Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix

Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix

People who use indoor firing ranges at risk of lead poisoning

People who use indoor firing ranges at risk of lead poisoning

Study finds link between high blood lead levels and pre-eclampsia

Study finds link between high blood lead levels and pre-eclampsia

Lead in water leading to problems with fertility and childbirth in Flint, Michigan

Lead in water leading to problems with fertility and childbirth in Flint, Michigan

Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications

Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications

New non-toxic elements can replace harmful lead-containing materials in electronic products

New non-toxic elements can replace harmful lead-containing materials in electronic products

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