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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO ARE EXPOSED TO LEAD DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is lead?

Lead is a heavy metal that acts as a toxin by interfering with various body functions. Lead has been present in the environment from various industrial activities for thousands of years, putting pregnant women at risk of exposure. The word “plumbing” comes from the Latin word for lead because pipes were built of lead as far back as ancient Rome. Only over the past century have scientists come to recognize the dangers of lead. This has resulted in the removal of lead from sources ranging from gasoline, to indoor paint, to plumbing.


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