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Higher death risk from Lead

21st September 2006

A new report claims that levels of lead in the bloodstream are directly proportional to a risk of death from several causes. 

The research, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association says that the risk of death is higher even within levels which the US government currently prescribes as acceptable.

Dr Paul Muntner, the author of the report said that "Future research is needed to identify the level of lead exposure that is not associated with major health outcomes".

Lead is used in occupations such as battery manufacturing, shipbuilding, printing and car manufacturing.

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