Monday, 12 March 2018
Historical lead exposure may be linked to 256,000 premature deaths from cardiovascular disease in adults in the USA each year
New estimates suggest that 256,000 premature deaths from cardiovascular disease - including 185,000 deaths from ischemic heart disease - in the USA may be linked to historical lead exposure in middle-aged and older adults (people currently aged 44 years or over). This according to an observational study following 14,300 people for almost 20 years, published in The Lancet Public Health journal. More here.