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Lead pollution - a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in Asian developing countries.

@article{Iqbal2012LeadP,
  title={Lead pollution - a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in Asian developing countries.},
  author={M. Iqbal},
  journal={Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          289-94
        }
}
  • M. Iqbal
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences
Lead (Pb) pollution is a serious problem in the developing countries, especially in South Asia. No levels of blood Pb can be considered safe for human health. While hypertensive effects of Pb have been well studies, there are only a few studies on the relationship of Pb exposure to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Asian developing countries. The underlying mechanism is still unclear; however, oxidative stress and hyperhomocysteinemia appear to be most plausible hypotheses… Expand
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