Global approach to reducing lead exposure and poisoning.

  title={Global approach to reducing lead exposure and poisoning.},
  author={Pamela A. Meyer and Mary Jean Brown and Henry Falk},
  journal={Mutation research},
  volume={659 1-2},
Lead poisoning is an important environmental disease that can have life-long adverse health effects. Most susceptible are children, and most commonly exposed are those who are poor and live in developing countries. Studies of children's blood-lead levels (BLLs) are showing cognitive impairment at increasingly lower BLLs. Lead is dangerous at all levels in children. The sources of lead exposure vary among and within countries depending on past and current uses. Sources of lead may be from… CONTINUE READING