Lead: Environmental Toxin

Interesting short documentary on lead (Pb) toxicity on the neurological system, along with other elements like Mercury (Hg), and Aluminium (Al). There is NO safe level of a toxic element.

Lead is a toxic metal that has been known to mankind for thousands of years. It has been used in hundreds of ways, from pewter to water pipes. Some locations in the world to note for Lead, are the United States and Australia, according to the documentary. 

The toxic elements mercury and lead, are known to cause psychotic behavior. Lead poisoning can produce a variety of nervous and mental symptoms as a result of which the patient may be labeled hyperactive or schizophrenic.



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