Lead poisoning.

  title={Lead poisoning.},
  author={Phillip J. Landrigan and A. C. Todd},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={161 2},
Lead poisoning is the most common disease of environmental origin in the United States today. Adult lead poisoning results primarily from exposure by inhalation in the workplace. Pediatric lead poisoning results principally from the ingestion of lead from environmental media, including paint chips, dust, soil, drinking water, ceramics, and medications. Lead is toxic to many organ systems, among them developing erythrocytes, the kidneys, and the nervous system. Lead-induced toxicity to the… CONTINUE READING

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