Lead Toxicity & Climate Change: Lead Health Impacts
  • Lead replaces minerals (notably iron and calcium) within the body. Prevents haemoglobin formation in red blood cells producing anaemia

  • 10 g/dL decreases kids IQ by 7.4 pts compared to 1 g/dL so this is aptly called The Age of Stupid

  • 2 g/dL of lead in the blood increases risk of early death

  • WHO considers < 10 g/dL an adequate goal; researchers calling on WHO to halve that level

  • The LEAD Group says reduce goal to < 2 g/dL

  • > 50% of people alive today have probably had a Blood lead above 10 g/dL

  • We would all be smarter and live longer were it not for lead

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