Lead – Environmental Contaminants

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Download PDF: “Lead – Environmental Contaminants” (From Health Canada)

Lead is a soft, inexpensive metal extracted from ores and widely used in the manufacturing of many consumer products such as pipes, automobile parts, electronic equipment, batteries, pigments, and radiation shielding. It can be found throughout the environment in soil, indoor and outdoor air, water, consumer products and food, and can enter living organisms by means of eating, breathing, or by absorption through the skin. Although it occurs naturally in the environment, significant concentrations of lead in living organisms can result in lead poisoning. Additionally, children and the developing fetus may be at risk even at much lower levels. Click the PDF Above to read more…