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Lead Poisoning Epidemics and Outbreaks: A Global Problem
May17

Lead Poisoning Epidemics and Outbreaks: A Global Problem

By The Editors When we think epidemics, we think infectious pathogens.  However, there are other epidemics – one of them is the lead epidemic.  Lead poisoning accounts for at least 0.6% of the global burden of disease (WHO, 2009).  The Blacksmith Institute considers lead pollution one of the world’s worst pollution problems.  In much of the Western world, the problem is almost contained.  However, in countries with little...

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