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    • Lead and health / principal adviser : Ian Calder 

      Calder, Ian; Bonnefoy, Xavier; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎1995)‎
      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 ...