ERIC Number: ED080338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
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Lead in the Environment and Its Effects on Humans.
California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Public Health, Berkeley.
In 1966, the California State Department of Public Health was directed to report on lead contamination of the environment and its effects on the people of California. As a result, this report represents information on the sources, occurrence, and distribution of lead in the environment; on studies conducted by the Department; on body burdens of lead in the population; on the state of knowledge of effects of lead on humans; and on the need for additional information to answer questions that now exist on the effects of lead on humans. It is pointed out that while much is known about the toxicity of airborne lead at high concentrations, there is disagreement concerning the biochemical effects at the lower concentrations found in the atmosphere over urban areas and on sensitive groups in the population. Studies have shown, however, the deposition of lead in the body is related to the intake by inhalation of airborne lead and the ingestion of lead in foods, beverages, and water. While there is not a consensus on the health consequences of the lead deposited in the body, it is widely believed that an increase is undesirable. Numerous charts, diagrams, and figures support the data. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Public Health, Berkeley.
Identifiers - Location: California