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dc.contributor.authorCalder, IanEN
dc.contributor.authorBonnefoy, XavierEN
dc.contributor.authorWorld Health Organization. Regional Office for EuropeEN
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-20T01:53:12Z
dc.date.available2014-03-20T01:53:12Z
dc.date.created1995EN
dc.date.issued1995EN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108541
dc.descriptionEUROEN
dc.description20 p.EN
dc.description.abstractLead 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 exposureEN
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dc.publisherCopenhagen : WHO Regional Office for EuropeEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLocal authorities, health and environment briefing pamphlet series ; no.1EN
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental exposureEN
dc.subject.meshLeadEN
dc.subject.otherEnvironment and Public HealthEN
dc.titleLead and health / principal adviser : Ian CalderEN
dc.subject.meshqualifieradverse effects poisoningEN


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