Environmental lead contamination and pediatric lead intoxication in an Andean Ecuadorian village.

Environmental lead (Pb) contamination was measured in samples of soil and locally grown food produce in a remote Ecuadorian village where Pb glazing of ceramics is the local cottage industry. The Pb concentration levels of local soil samples collected at varying distances from a cluster of backyard Pb baking kilns were 29,213 ppm (microg/g) at 0.001 km, 172… CONTINUE READING