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Title: Lead: Topic Home

URL: http://www.cdc.gov/lead/

Abstract: Lead is a soft, heavy, blue-gray metal. It occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, and human activities such as burning fossil fuels, mining, and manufacturing have spread it throughout the environment, including our homes and workplaces. Fact sheets on lead, its effects on human health both in the US and around the world, are provided along with guidelines and recommendations.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date of Publication: March 2005

Resource Type: Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site

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