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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.
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

Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide free influenza and Tdap vaccines

Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide free influenza and Tdap vaccines

Viewpoints: Republicans' 'gift' to Obama; Essential benefits rule a 'lump of coal'

Viewpoints: Republicans' 'gift' to Obama; Essential benefits rule a 'lump of coal'

Roundup: Calif. to drop hospital report cards; Getting a doctor in N.Y. may depend on your neighborhood

Roundup: Calif. to drop hospital report cards; Getting a doctor in N.Y. may depend on your neighborhood

BPA found in kids’ canned food

BPA found in kids’ canned food

Study explores impact of environmental toxins on health care costs and childhood morbidity

Study explores impact of environmental toxins on health care costs and childhood morbidity

Hunters' lead ammunition finds way into scavenger birds leading to blindness, seizures and death

Hunters' lead ammunition finds way into scavenger birds leading to blindness, seizures and death

New research links regular breakfast to low blood lead levels in children

New research links regular breakfast to low blood lead levels in children

Scientists discover lead contamination in ceramic cookware sold in Philadelphia's Chinatown

Scientists discover lead contamination in ceramic cookware sold in Philadelphia's Chinatown

Bright-colored toys can pose a dangerous health risk to children

Bright-colored toys can pose a dangerous health risk to children

Toxic lead beyond safe limits found in used consumer products

Toxic lead beyond safe limits found in used consumer products

Tips to prevent lead poisoning in children

Tips to prevent lead poisoning in children

Lead exposure may reverse blindness: Research

Lead exposure may reverse blindness: Research

Safety tips to reduce risk of lead exposure

Safety tips to reduce risk of lead exposure