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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.
Will the future of global health rely upon addressing air pollution?

Will the future of global health rely upon addressing air pollution?

‘Drinking through a lead straw’ — $15B approved to fix dangerous water pipes

‘Drinking through a lead straw’ — $15B approved to fix dangerous water pipes

Hard lessons from a city that tried to privatize public health

Hard lessons from a city that tried to privatize public health

Latin American communities heavily affected by mercury and lead contamination

Latin American communities heavily affected by mercury and lead contamination

Damage to children’s education — and their health — could last a lifetime

Damage to children’s education — and their health — could last a lifetime

Environmental lead poisoning has cross-generational consequences

Environmental lead poisoning has cross-generational consequences

Black and Hispanic Americans suffer most in biggest US decline in life expectancy since WWII

Black and Hispanic Americans suffer most in biggest US decline in life expectancy since WWII

Study finds high levels of lead in indigenous people in Peruvian Amazonia

Study finds high levels of lead in indigenous people in Peruvian Amazonia

New research could help solve major challenge in the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines

New research could help solve major challenge in the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines

Simple soil remediation can save children from lead toxicity

Simple soil remediation can save children from lead toxicity

Report: 800 million children have dangerously high lead levels in blood

Report: 800 million children have dangerously high lead levels in blood

Precise screening index pinpoints areas at risk for low-level lead exposure in Georgia

Precise screening index pinpoints areas at risk for low-level lead exposure in Georgia

Researchers examine implications for lead-safe housing in Cleveland

Researchers examine implications for lead-safe housing in Cleveland

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