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Human Health Effects of Lead

Originally webcast November 15, 2007

Speaker:
David Carpenter, MD
Director, Institute for Health & the Environment

Lead has no biological function but has harmful effects on multiple organ systems. The most serious effect of low concentrations of lead is on the brain where lead causes and irreversible reduction of IQ and behavioral changes. Dr. Carpenter will explain why there is no concentration of lead that is safe.