Lead. Possible toxicity in urban vs rural rats.

  title={Lead. Possible toxicity in urban vs rural rats.},
  author={D R Mouw and K Kalitis and Miriam Anver and Joel Schwartz and A Constan and Rolf Hartung and Benjamin Cohen and D H Ringler},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  volume={30 6},
The degree of lead poisoning in wild rats from two environments has been studied. Wild rats captured in an urban area had markedly elevated tissue lead compared with values in rural rats. This elevation may have been caused by differences in factors affecting absorption of ingested lead or an elevated respiratory exposure to airborne lead, or both, and lead in precipitated dust. Changes in several biologic indexes (depression of delta-amino levulinic acid dehydratase in kidney and red blood… CONTINUE READING