Volume 89 Issue 43 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 24, 2011

Reducing Lead Levels

Draft government report links low-level lead exposure to negative health effects
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Lead, CDC, National Toxicology Program

Blood lead concentrations less than the federally established level of concern are associated with adverse health effects, a draft assessment by the National Toxicology Program concludes. Once finalized, the NTP assessment could prompt the federal government to lower lead exposure limits for workers as well as the blood lead level it considers to be elevated.

Released on Oct. 14, the draft report finds sufficient evidence to associate . . .

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