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Health Effects of Low-level Lead

Lead in water and image of child

Topic Overview

CASRN: 7439-92-1
Status: Evaluation completed

Background Information

Although reductions in lead exposure for the U.S. population have resulted in lower blood lead levels over time, epidemiological studies continue to provide evidence of health effects at lower and lower blood lead levels. The NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-level Lead was developed to summarize the evidence for lead- associated health effects in children and adults at these low exposure levels. The evidence provides support for adverse health effects in both children and adults at blood lead levels below 10 μg/dL, and, for some effects, below 5 μg/dL.

Documents

Documents for Lead
Date Document
Jun 01, 2012 NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-level Lead

Meetings & Events

Listing of related events
Date Event Event Type Materials
Nov 17, 2011

Draft NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-level Lead

Expert Panels - NTP Monographs
  • Final Documents

    Draft NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-level Lead Final Documents
    November 17, 2011

    Final Monograph

  • Actions
  • Meeting Materials

    Draft NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-level Lead Meeting Materials
    November 17, 2011

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  • Minutes

Supplemental materials for events, meetings, and workshops prior to 2016 have been archived. These archived materials frequently include presentations, background materials, and public comments. Email us or use our contact form to request a list or copy of archived materials for the following meeting.

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