Fontes de exposição humana ao chumbo no Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Lead sources of human exposure in Brazil

Eduardo M. De Capitani, Mônica M.B. Paoliello, Glauce R. Costa De Almeida

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As result of increased environmental contamination, the interest on the accumulation of heavy metals in the human body and its harmful effects has increased. Some metals, such as lead, are non-essential elements and exert toxic effects on biological system. Despite the control measures established by law, acute and chronic intoxication by lead still happen in Brazil. Some sources of lead exposure are well known, such as industrial activities like mining and factories for batteries recycling. However, other sources, although common, are completely unknown by population. This article aims to present a review of past and current literature on the various lead sources of human exposure in Brazil.

Translated title of the contributionLead sources of human exposure in Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Brazil
  • Environmental exposure
  • Lead
  • Sources of exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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