So Called Normal Blood Lead Levels Can Be Toxic

Monday, June 5th, 2017

What are the health consequences of even ‘low’ levels lead exposure? Standards have changed over the years and have always been compared to ‘normal’ levels, which actually are toxic in themselves.

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Lower Status Jobs, Lower IQ as Adults

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

A long-term study of 565 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and occupational standing by the time they reached age 38. 94% of the children exceeded today’s reference value of 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. For each 5-microgram increase in blood lead, a person lost about 1.5 IQ points.