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No safe level of lead exposure: doctors

Source: Mail Online, Date: July , 2014

There is no safe level of lead for human health, health experts have warned. And experts are moving to lower the blood lead level thresholds previously considered safe. In response to international health authorities debating the health effects of low level lead exposure, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) commissioned a systematic review, the draft results of which were released on Wednesday. The report recommended that blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per decilitre be the indicator used to determine unusual exposure to lead. Levels above this should be a cause for investigation, it said.


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