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Description: Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal. Due to its extensive use in the past, its presence in the environment in many areas of the United States is now ubiquitous. This presentation will:
- Distinguish various lead compounds
- Present historical data
- Discuss the epidemiology of lead poisoning
- Review sources of lead poisoning
- Provide additional resources for information
Author: Dr. Christopher P. Holstege, MD, is the Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology and the Medical Director of the Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia. He also serves as the Medical Advisor to Lead Safe Virginia, Virginia Department of Health.