Lead Toxicity: Where Is Lead Found?

Summary: Where Is Lead Found?

Lead Source Contaminated Media

Lead solder/pipes

Drinking water

Packages or storage containers

Food, beverages

Paint (pre-1978)

Household dust and soil

Production sources

Imported foods, remedies, cosmetics, jewelry

Mining and smelting

Outdoor air and dust

Workplaces involving lead

Outdoor and indoor air and dust

Gasoline (pre-1988)

Soil

via Lead (Pb) Toxicity: Where Is Lead Found? | ATSDR – Environmental Medicine & Environmental Health Education – CSEM.

Follow the link above for the full article as well as a very good printable resource on sources of lead toxicity.

Tip:  Since calcium apposes leads absorption and storage (especially bone stores) getting adequate calcium is especially important for growing children.  Raw milk, cheese, and yogurt as well as quality calcium supplements and bone broths are excellent sources of calcium.

2 thoughts on “Lead Toxicity: Where Is Lead Found?

  1. Interesting, yes, it is amazing the impact that metals can have on genes and DNA and intern what impact that can have on ones tendency to hold onto metals rather than discard them. I would love you to post any links or info you might have on the subject of calcium and Autism. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for this post. Some genetic conditions, which affect the way children’s bodies absorb calcium, by causing an inability to do so, are also now being linked to autism. This might explain why. So thank you.

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