Health Effects

Lead is bioaccumulative in the human body; meaning it builds up in the body over time. This makes everyone at risk for contamination. However fetuses and children under six years old are more susceptible because their bodies absorb at quicker rates than do adults.

Adults: High blood pressure, fertility problems, digestive problems, nerve disorders, muscle and joint pain, memory problems

Children: Nervous system damage, kidney damage, learning impaired, lower bone growth, hearing damage, blood anemia