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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.
Low-level developmental lead exposure increases risk of relapse to alcohol seeking in mice

Low-level developmental lead exposure increases risk of relapse to alcohol seeking in mice

800 million children have high lead levels  in their blood

800 million children have high lead levels in their blood

Kids are missing critical windows for lead testing due to pandemic

Kids are missing critical windows for lead testing due to pandemic

Study shows link between high blood lead levels and aberrant methylation of DNA

Study shows link between high blood lead levels and aberrant methylation of DNA

Inconsistent standards put thousands of children at increased risk of lead poisoning

Inconsistent standards put thousands of children at increased risk of lead poisoning

The other COVID risks: How race, income, zip code influence who lives or dies

The other COVID risks: How race, income, zip code influence who lives or dies

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