New toxicological research has found the level of childhood lead exposure that may cause impacts on health is lower than previously understood. This finding worsens the already-critical problem of childhood lead poisoning in nations with developing economies. A recent article published in The Synergist, the monthly publication of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), discusses this new development and the impact on international communities where millions of children are adversely affected by industrial pollution.
The article, entitled “How Low is Low? Blood-lead Levels and Lead Poisoning in Emerging Economies” is authored by Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, CIH; Jim Rasmuson, PhD, CIH, DABT; and Eric Rasmuson, CIH of Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc. and can be read in its entirety on the AIHA website.
A discussion of lead toxicity and public policy will take place at a roundtable session organized by Dr. Korchevsky and scheduled for June 4th at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exhibition (AIHce) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additional information on the roundtable is on the AIHce website.