Genotoxic effects of lead: an updated review.

  title={Genotoxic effects of lead: an updated review.},
  author={Julia Garc{\'i}a-L{\'e}ston and Josefina M{\'e}ndez and Eduardo P{\'a}saro and Blanca Laffon},
  journal={Environment international},
  volume={36 6},
Lead is a ubiquitous toxic heavy metal with unique physical and chemical properties that make it suitable for a great variety of applications. Because of its high persistence in the environment and its use since ancient times for many industrial activities, lead is a common environmental and occupational contaminant widely distributed around the world. Even though the toxic effects of lead and its compounds have been investigated for many years in a variety of systems, the data existing with… CONTINUE READING

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