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Contaminants and Hazards
Identifying hazards posed by infectious diseases, chemicals, radiation, and noise, in homes and personal service establishments.
Lead is a potent neurotoxin that is commonly present in our environment and can have serious, irreversible cognitive and behavioral impacts, particularly in children. Historically, most lead exposure has occurred through inhaling leaded-gasoline combustion products in the atmosphere; this contribution has drastically declined due to the global phase-out of leaded gasoline. Other sources of...View Full Article