Discusses the continuing hazard of lead poisoning, in spite of significant headway that has been made over the past 50 years. The effect of lead on humans, lead in paint and soils, and climatic factors are addressed. At particular risk are poor people who inhabit the polluted centers of our older cities. Capping lead-contaminated soil with lead-free soil or soil amendment appears to be a simple and cost-effective way to reduce the lead load for urban youth. Includes 26 references.
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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