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Title: Lead and health / principal adviser : Ian Calder
Authors: Calder, Ian
Bonnefoy, Xavier
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Greek, Modern (1453-)
Abstract: Lead is toxic to humans. In children continual exposure at low levels has been shown to cause mental retardation and behavioural problems. Due to use of lead in pipes for water distribution, widespread use of lead-based paint, extensive use of lead additives in gasoline and other industrial uses of lead, lead has become a general environmental contaminant. There is no safe level of lead in the body. Urgent action by local government will help prevent problems to human health and the environment. This will involve undertaking a survey of blood levels of the young children in the area and then carrying out the appropriate intervention required. When blood lead levels are above 15ug/dl action should be taken to reduce exposure
Description: EURO
20 p.
Subject: Environmental Exposure
Context: adverse effects poisoning
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
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