Toxin: Lead

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Science
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Chemical Elements

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Toxin: Lead

How can I reduce Exposure?(this is usually for old homes) You can reduce exposure to lead by getting the paint and dust tested from my home. You can also stay away from peeling paint with lead-based paint. Washing my hands mopping the floor regularly will significantly cut down exposure to lead.

Toxin:Lead

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Lead poisoning:- causes brain damage- slows muscle growth-high blood pressure- damages nervous system- can affect almost every organ in the body-is a carcinogen

Health Impacts

Environmental Impacts

- Lead concentration rises in the env.- Lead ends up in water and soil, then organisms

Physical Properties- heavy- bluish-gray- boiling point of 1755 degrees C!- highly malleable

Chemical Properties- resistant to corrosion- not flammable- not combustible- tarnishes upon exposure to air


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