Uptake of lead by humans and effect of minerals and food.

  title={Uptake of lead by humans and effect of minerals and food.},
  author={M J Heard and Ann C. Chamberlain and J. C. Sherlock},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
In several series of experiments, volunteers have ingested 203Pb as chloride (a) in distilled water, with or without stable Pb carriers, while fasting, (b) with varying amounts of added mineral Ca and P, (c) with hot or alcoholic beverages between normal meals, (d) in the course of meals. Also, volunteers have eaten lamb's liver and kidney into which 203Pb had been incorporated by injection into the animal before slaughter, and spinach which had taken up 203Pb from its roots. Fasting subjects… CONTINUE READING