World Journal of
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Abstract

A REVIEW: LEAD TOXICITY AND IT’S MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS

Dr. Kirti Sharma*, Dr. S. R. Inchulkar and Dr. Anita Sahu

ABSTRACT

Lead is a metallic inorganic irritant poison. According to Health and Human Services Department USA, lead poisoning is the most important environmental problem. Poisoning is more common from chronic occupational exposure among lead smelters, battery manufacturers, painters, decorators, etc. Lead is a cumulative poison, remains accumulated in bones as phosphate and carbonate. Minute quantities of lead are always present in the blood of even normal individuals. Only when the concentration is high, do features of intoxication begin to manifest. Today the accepted upper level for blood lead (BL) is fixed as 35 mcg/100 ml. Chronic exposure may also occur at home from paint, pottery and contaminated drinking water by lead pipes used for city water supply.

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