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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(6), 587; doi:10.3390/ijerph13060587

Editorial: Lead Risk Assessment and Health Effects

Environmental Signaling Group, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 3 June 2016 / Accepted: 7 June 2016 / Published: 14 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lead: Risk Assessment and Health Effects)
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Abstract

In 1980, Clair C. Patterson stated: “Sometime in the near future it probably will be shown that the older urban areas of the United States have been rendered more or less uninhabitable by the millions of tons of poisonous industrial lead residues that have accumulated in cities during the past century”. We live in the near future about which this quote expressed concern. This special volume of 19 papers explores the status of scientific evidence regarding Dr. Patterson’s statement on the habitability of the environments of communities. Authors from 10 countries describe a variety of lead issues in the context of large and small communities, smelter sites, lead industries, lead-based painted houses, and vehicle fuel treated with lead additives dispersed by traffic. These articles represent the microcosm of the larger health issues associated with lead. The challenges of lead risk require a concerted global action for primary prevention. View Full-Text
Keywords: global lead issues; air lead; soil lead; water lead global lead issues; air lead; soil lead; water lead
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