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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.
Safer mining practices can help reduce lead poisoning

Safer mining practices can help reduce lead poisoning

Topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children, Tulane study finds

Topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children, Tulane study finds

New book shows how marginalized urban communities address environmental health disparities

New book shows how marginalized urban communities address environmental health disparities

Is higher fluoride intake in pregnancy affecting kids’ IQ?

Is higher fluoride intake in pregnancy affecting kids’ IQ?

New project reveals beautification processes used by women over the ages

New project reveals beautification processes used by women over the ages

Simple test can easily measure common stress hormones

Simple test can easily measure common stress hormones

ToxicDocs: The largest database on industrial poisons

ToxicDocs: The largest database on industrial poisons

Study addresses continued challenges of lead poisoning prevention

Study addresses continued challenges of lead poisoning prevention

Study highlights potential risks of lead exposure from ‘non-traditional’ sources

Study highlights potential risks of lead exposure from ‘non-traditional’ sources

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