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Lead Toxicity | ATSDR - Environmental Medicine&Environmental Health Education - CSEM
Δευτέρα, 08.20.2007, 01:00pm
  • Children of all races and ethnic origins are at risk of lead toxicity throughout the U.S.
  • Lead may cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity.
  • Blood lead levels once considered safe are now considered hazardous, with no known threshold.
  • Lead poisoning is a wholly preventable disease.
Asbestos Toxicity | ATSDR - Environmental Medicine&Environmental Health Education - CSEM
Δευτέρα, 04.23.2007, 01:00pm
  • Although asbestos is no longer used in many products, it will remain a public health concern well into the 21st century.
  • Intact asbestos sources in the home release few fibers and should be left undisturbed. Damaged or crumbling materials should be repaired or removed only by certified asbestos-removal professionals.
  • Asbestos exposure is associated with parenchymal asbestosis, asbestos-related pleural abnormalities, mesothelioma, and lung cancer, and it may be associated with cancer at some extra thoracic sites.