Lead is not just a highly toxic metal, but also a potent poison. When lead accrues in the body, serious and sometimes fatal health issues can occur. Lead-based paint, contaminated dust, art supplies, and old toys are just some of the things that can cause lead poisoning, a malady whose symptoms can be treated – though any damage caused cannot be undone.
Lead poisoning occurs when lead is ingested in any form: solid, liquid, dust. Lead cannot be tasted or smelled, and it’s invisible to the naked eye. These attributes make lead a particularly malicious material.« Continue »