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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.
Racial segregation linked to elevated blood lead levels in Black children

Racial segregation linked to elevated blood lead levels in Black children

Ayurvedic medicines linked to lead toxicity in young woman

Ayurvedic medicines linked to lead toxicity in young woman

MSU and Corewell Health researchers team up to study the health effects of lead poisoning

MSU and Corewell Health researchers team up to study the health effects of lead poisoning

Lead contamination surfaces in affluent Atlanta neighborhood

Lead contamination surfaces in affluent Atlanta neighborhood

Indiana CTSI secures $38 million NIH funding to advance health research

Indiana CTSI secures $38 million NIH funding to advance health research

Researchers develop a portable sensor to detect heavy metals in sweat

Researchers develop a portable sensor to detect heavy metals in sweat

Her apartment might have put her son’s health at risk. But ‘I have nowhere else to go.’

Her apartment might have put her son’s health at risk. But ‘I have nowhere else to go.’

In Jackson, the water is back, but the crisis remains

In Jackson, the water is back, but the crisis remains

Study confirms a causal link between lead-in-water and adverse fetal health outcomes

Study confirms a causal link between lead-in-water and adverse fetal health outcomes

CHOP and Penn Medicine join hands to address environmental hazards and protect vulnerable children

CHOP and Penn Medicine join hands to address environmental hazards and protect vulnerable children

Dangerous levels of lead were found in the water of about half the schools tested in Montana

Dangerous levels of lead were found in the water of about half the schools tested in Montana

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