Lead Exposure

Nov 30, 2017 | Chemical Pathology

Inorganic lead is a cumulative toxic metal found ubiquitously in the environment and was one of the first metals to be used in industry. Hence, occupational diseases associated with lead exposure were the first to be described. Workers are exposed to lead during production, use, maintenance, recycling and disposal of lead material and products. Exposure is encountered in various industrial sectors such as construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and remediation, and even through hobbies.

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