Heavy Metal Toxicity Lead Poisoning

Through natural occurrence and its industrial use, lead is ubiquitous in the environment. The removal of tetraethyl lead from gasoline has resulted in a decline in blood levels from 13 mg/dL in the 1980s to <5 mg/dL in the general U.S. population. However, many children living in central portions of large cities still have blood lead concentrations >10 mg/dL. The primary sources of environmental exposure to lead are leaded paint and drinking water; most of the overt toxicity from lead results from environmental and industrial exposures.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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