Lead –Who Is Affected The Most Blood-brain barrier is not complete until 6 months of age so lead can be absorbed by CNS of fetus and young child ( lead crosses placenta). Absorption of lead is estimated to be as much as FIVE TO TEN TIMES GREATER in infants and young children than in adults. Needleman H. Ann Rev Med 2004;55:209-222
For 432 wines tested in the bottle, the lead in domestic wines ranged from 1 to 521 parts per billion, with an average of 41. The level in imported wines ranged from 4 to 673 parts per billion with an average of 94.
Lead glaze used on plate imported from Portugal and sold at American Home Furnishings
Fatal Case of Lead Poisoning from Injestion of Jewelry
A 4-year old male died of acute encephalopathy 3 days after being admitted for intractable vomiting, stomach pain, and listlessness.
A metal charm, seen in his stomach on radiograph and was later found to contain 99.1% lead.
Reebok later recalled 500,000 of these charms, which they had given away free with pairs of girl’s shoes.
Munitions specialists, paint and ink manufacturing, etc.
Electrical tower and generating station maintainance .
Total = 12,712 Section 44 of The Construction Chart Book, Fourth Edition, December 2007 - Distribution of workers with BLLs greater than or equal to 25 µg/dL, by industry, 2003-2004
Number of workers with BLLs greater than or equal to 25 or 40 µg/dL , by detailed construction sector, 2003-2004 1,051 406 412 92 70 41 41 39 14 Section 44 of The Construction Chart Book, Fourth Edition, December 2007