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A new study says the global toll of lead exposure is even worse than we thought

By Nicole Estvanik Taylor on November 20, 2023 for NPR

On the World Health Organization’s list of 10 chemicals of major public health concerns, lead is a familiar villain. The toxic metal contaminates air, soil, water and food, and builds up inside bodies over time. Its most widely publicized health impact is neurological damage in children, often measured in the loss of intelligence quotient (IQ) points. But lead’s pernicious effects don’t stop in childhood nor at the brain. Continue reading here…

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