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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.
The choroid plexus prevents build up of plaque related to Alzheimer's disease

The choroid plexus prevents build up of plaque related to Alzheimer's disease

Poor children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants

Poor children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants

5-year-old British autistic boy dies after alternative therapy in U.S.

5-year-old British autistic boy dies after alternative therapy in U.S.

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

Some children in the United States are still at risk for lead poisoning

Some children in the United States are still at risk for lead poisoning

An exceptionally effective lead-detection protein

An exceptionally effective lead-detection protein

Lead exposure can hinder recovery from a brain injury

Lead exposure can hinder recovery from a brain injury

Lead poisoning in children may be a bigger public health issue in the UK than is currently appreciated

Lead poisoning in children may be a bigger public health issue in the UK than is currently appreciated

Report shows mixed results for lead screening rates in children

Report shows mixed results for lead screening rates in children

Valid, robust, easy to construct, and easy to interpret measure that could be used by any state health department for any health outcome

Valid, robust, easy to construct, and easy to interpret measure that could be used by any state health department for any health outcome

100,000 child deaths ever year caused by outdoor and indoor air pollution, unsafe water, lead and injuries

100,000 child deaths ever year caused by outdoor and indoor air pollution, unsafe water, lead and injuries

Effects of lead in petrol are well-known however a recent additive to petrol manganese may be just as toxic

Effects of lead in petrol are well-known however a recent additive to petrol manganese may be just as toxic

First large-scale clinical trial of chelation therapy, a controversial treatment for heart disease

First large-scale clinical trial of chelation therapy, a controversial treatment for heart disease