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What is lead? Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. (...) What is lead poisoning? Lead poisoning refers to excessive human exposure to lead. Exposure can occur from inhalation of lead fumes and particles, e.g. from smelting, or from ingestion of lead-contaminated dust (e.g. from decaying lead paint), water (from leaded pipes) and food (from lead-glazed or lead-soldered containers).
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Score: 406511.55 - https://www.who.int/ipcs/lead_...paign/QandA_lead_week_2019.pdf
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Prevalence of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels Decreases in Blood Lead Levels Blood lead concentrations in U.S. children, 1-5 years of age Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys Changes in Regulations and Laws Changes in regulations and laws implemented since the 1970s have limited the use of lead 1973 - Phaseout of lead in gasoline Primary phaseout of leaded gas in US completed by 1986 US blood-lead levels decline by 78% from 1978 to 1991 1978 - Ban on use of lead in paint Millions of homes continue to have lead paint 1980s – 2000s – Decreases in industrial releases 1988 - Ban on use of leaded-solder in household plumbing in new buildings Most buildings will continue to have leaded solder for decades 1992 - Laws on addressing lead in existing household paint Trends in U.S. (...) United States Experiences - Lead IFCS Side-Event on Heavy Metals23 September, 2006 Focus on Children Sources of Lead Prevalence of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels Decreases in Blood Lead Levels Changes in Regulations and Laws Trends in U.S. Air Lead Emissions Trends in U.S. Lead Air Quality Lead in Gasoline & Lead in Blood Current Sources of Lead Exposure Current Sources of Lead Exposure Management Strategies Management Strategies Success of Hazard Reduction Efforts
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Score: 405733.3 - https://www.who.int/ifcs/documents/forums/forum5/lead.pdf
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Drinking water delivered through lead pipes or pipes joined with lead solder may contain lead. (...) Children are most likely to be exposed to lead from automobile fumes, where leaded gasoline is still used, and from ingestion of flakes and dust from decaying lead-based paint. (...) -Advocate for effective regulation and policy-setting to decrease lead exposure. -Healthcare professionals should increase their knowledge about lead poisoning, screen children for lead exposure and report results of blood lead levels.
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Score: 405524.34 - https://www.who.int/heca/infomaterials/lead.pdf
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Secondary lead is mainly produced from used lead bat- teries. (...) Ban on lead foil wine wrap- pers. Ban on lead in cosmetics. (...) Denmark* General ban on most uses of lead compounds not covered by EU- legislation. Also ban on many uses of metallic lead including lead flashing, fishing weights, lead solder in cans, lead shot and lead pipes and lead solders for drinking-water installations, etc.
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Score: 405465.55 - https://www.who.int/ifcs/docum...nts/forums/forum5/nmr_lead.pdf
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Other well-documented sources of human exposure to lead in addition to leaded gasoline and paints containing lead include food contamination, improper manufacturing and recycling of lead batteries, lead water pipes, lead-glazed ceramics, and some cosmetics and “folk remedies”. (...) Background on Lead Exposure and Lead in Paint Lead exposure is a well-known source of injury to human health, and particularly to the health of children and to workers in lead industries. (...) Leaded Gasoline and Lead-Based Paints In the 20th century, the major public health campaigns to protect children and workers from lead exposure have focused on tetra-ethyl lead additives in gasoline (petrol) and interior and exterior house paints containing lead.
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Score: 404412.4 - https://www.who.int/ifcs/docum...ng_groups/eliml&p_proposal.doc
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Lead exposure is preventable. Overview Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. (...) Drinking water delivered through lead pipes or pipes joined with lead solder may contain lead. (...) This mainly results from: inhalation of lead particles generated by burning materials containing lead, for example during smelting, recycling, stripping leaded paint and using leaded aviation fuel; and ingestion of lead-contaminated dust, water (from leaded pipes) and food (from lead-glazed or lead-soldered containers).
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Score: 404364.01 - https://www.who.int/en/news-ro...tail/lead-poisoning-and-health
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Lead exposure is preventable. Overview Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. (...) Drinking water delivered through lead pipes or pipes joined with lead solder may contain lead. (...) This mainly results from: inhalation of lead particles generated by burning materials containing lead, for example during smelting, recycling, stripping leaded paint and using leaded aviation fuel; and ingestion of lead-contaminated dust, water (from leaded pipes) and food (from lead-glazed or lead-soldered containers).
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Score: 404364.01 - https://www.who.int/news-room/...tail/lead-poisoning-and-health
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Lead is everywhere Children can be exposed to lead in various places. (...) Lead affects children more than adults The potential negative effects of lead are far greater for children than for adults. (...) UNICEF Eight-year-old Anik’s proximity to a toxic lead factory was life-changing. Since the phase-out of leaded gasoline and gradually of lead-based paint, blood lead levels have declined dramatically in high-income countries.
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Score: 402762.82 - https://www.unicef.org/stories...hings-know-about-lead-exposure
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In Bangladesh, illegal recycling of used lead-acid batteries in the open-air and close to homestead areas is considered to be a major source of lead exposure. (...) The research also found that high concentrations of lead were found in spices in Bangladesh. Lead chromate, which is used to enhance colour and weight of turmeric as a sign of quality, contributes to the elevated lead blood levels in children and adults alike. (...) Often, the workers and the exposed community are not aware that lead is potent neurotoxin. Other sources of childhood lead exposure include lead in water from the use of leaded pipes; lead from active industry, such as mining and battery recycling; lead-based paint and pigments; leaded gasoline, which has declined considerably in recent decades, but was a major historical source; lead solder in food cans; and lead in spices, cosmetics, ayurvedic medicines, toys and other consumer products.
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Score: 402726.76 - https://www.unicef.org/banglad...ourth-most-seriously-hit-terms
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Find out about the hazards and risks of lead and, in particular, of lead paint from the following resources: Lead poisoning and health: Key facts Exposure to lead: a major public health concern (for decision makers) Question & Answers: Lead and lead paint JOIN the Action Join the global movement by taking action to prevent lead poisoning, particularly in children.  (...) Campaign materials Lead Paint Campaign Support Resources ELIMINATE Lead Paint Work with governments and stakeholders to establish laws eliminating lead paint, and ensuring effective enforcement of lead paint regulations. Use the resources below to find guidance and technical materials to support lead paint regulation. Suggested steps to establish lead paint laws Lead paint policy making resources Find out the status of lead paint laws in your country Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint Videos 29 October 2020 Q&As on lead poisoning with Carolyn Vickers, Unit head, Chemical Safety and Health 27 September 2020 It is time to ban lead paint 10 June 2020 Four things you should know about lead Q&As on lead poisoning with Carolyn Vickers, Unit Head, Chemical Safety and Health Video statement Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health Other languages French  |  Spanish Four things you should know about lead Video animation explaining why lead and, in particular, lead paint is a harmful to children and the need for countries to take action to stop this source of exposure.
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Score: 402703.76 - https://www.who.int/campaigns/...oisoning-prevention-week/2020/
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