Name: Lead (Pb).
Use: batteries, old paint and previously gasoline,
Source: home, paint, dust, kids-hands to mouth, and workplace.
Recommended daily intake: none (not essential).
Absorption: intestine (50% kids, 10% adults), inhalation.
Sensitive individuals: fetus, children, and women of
Toxicity/symptoms: developmental and nervous system,
lowered IQ, memory and learning difficulties, behavioral problems.
Regulatory facts: CDC action level for children 10 µg/dl,
air - 0.5 mg/m3, EPA - drinking water 15 µg/L, not allowed in paint or
automobile gasoline, No EPA RfD or RfC, No ATSDR MRL, California drinking water
General facts: long history of use, major problem in paint
of older housing, areas around old smelters can be contaminated.
Environmental: global environmental contaminant.
Recommendations: avoid, wash hands.
REFERENCES / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
European, Asian, and International Agencies
North American Agencies
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