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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 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

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed US guidelines for lead intake

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed US guidelines for lead intake

Firearm injury prevention in children: Setting the research agenda

Firearm injury prevention in children: Setting the research agenda

Experts sound alarm about the dangers of industrial chemicals on children’s health

Experts sound alarm about the dangers of industrial chemicals on children’s health

WHO calls on countries to eliminate lead poisoning that affects children globally

WHO calls on countries to eliminate lead poisoning that affects children globally

New study indicates that lead concentration may be higher below soil surface

New study indicates that lead concentration may be higher below soil surface

Study reveals olive leaf extract can inhibit lead-induced brain injury

Study reveals olive leaf extract can inhibit lead-induced brain injury

Steven W. Kairys recognized as Pediatrician of the Year

Steven W. Kairys recognized as Pediatrician of the Year

Community-based efforts may hold the key for reducing lead hazards in homes

Community-based efforts may hold the key for reducing lead hazards in homes

Exposure to harmful quantities of lead may lead to juvenile delinquency

Exposure to harmful quantities of lead may lead to juvenile delinquency

Atpif1 gene regulates hemoglobin synthesis during red blood cell formation

Atpif1 gene regulates hemoglobin synthesis during red blood cell formation

NACA could prevent or cure cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye conditions

NACA could prevent or cure cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye conditions

Global alliance aims to protect those at risk from toxic pollutants

Global alliance aims to protect those at risk from toxic pollutants

State roundup: The effects of proposed Calif. budget cuts; Fewer free vaccinations in Texas

State roundup: The effects of proposed Calif. budget cuts; Fewer free vaccinations in Texas

Prenatal home screening and remediation prevent childhood lead poisoning

Prenatal home screening and remediation prevent childhood lead poisoning

New research reveals legacy of lead from old inner city roads a major source of airborne contamination

New research reveals legacy of lead from old inner city roads a major source of airborne contamination