Lead and Hypertension

  title={Lead and Hypertension},
  author={Mohamed Salama},
  journal={High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention},
For a long time, lead has been linked to cardiovascular effects, especially hypertension. Therefore, looking at this problem from another viewpoint would be beneficial. Lead toxicity is a prevalent health hazard in both developed and developing countries and the mechanisms proposed for both lead-induced and essential hypertension looks the same. This has driven some to suggest lead as the principle cause of essential hypertension. Despite these opinions, no policy has been taken to manage… CONTINUE READING